20g (equivalent of a standard spice jar)
A versatile mix of pungent, aromatic spices. You will wonder how you ever did without it.
Garam means 'heat' and masala means 'spice blend', but this aromatic mix beloved of Indian and South Asian cooks, contains no chilli: the warmth comes from the pungent nature of the spices.
An Eastern equivalent of French herbes de Provence or Chinese five-spice powder; the recipe changes from region to region. But, once you taste the difference that this simple powder makes in your cooking, you will find it worth the investment of cupboard space.
Ingredients: fennel, bay, cumin, caraway, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, black pepper, nutmeg, mace
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