Garam Masala

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min

Yield:
1/2 cup
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup green cardamom pods
  • 4 black cardamom pods
  • 3 large cinnamon sticks, preferably Ceylon, broken into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves
Directions

Shell the cardamom: Gently crack open the green and black cardamom pods with a mortar and pestle (or crush them on a cutting board using a heavy pan). Remove the seeds and discard the husks.

Grind the spices: Finely grind the cardamom seeds, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a spice or coffee grinder. Store in an airtight container away from direct sunlight for up to 1 year.

Photograph by Coral Von Zumwalt


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