Garam Masala

Garam Masala means "hot spice" and is usually only a part of the seasoning for any dish. with added spices and seasonings, it forms the basis of Tandoori seasoning.
    3/4 - 2 tsp ground cardamom seed (to taste) 1/2 - 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1 3/4 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp ground bay leaves (optional) 1 3/4 tsp ground coriander (optional) 1 1/2 tsp ground whole cumin seed 1/4 tsp ground or grated mace

Mix to blend well.
Uses: Used frequently with meat, poultry and fish, it is also part of curries, korma, tandoori and grills. Samosas can also call for its use. It's a very aromatic blend and does well mixed into yogurt.

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