- Cardamom pods-1/4 cup
- Cloves-1 tbsp
- Cinnamon stick- 3 nos( 2″ piece)
- Fennel seeds-1/2 cup
- Black pepper- 3 tbsp
- Star anise- 2 nos
- Nutmeg- 1 no
- Mace- 4 nos
- Heat a non stick pan and add all the ingredients and dry roast it for about 2 minutes on a medium low flame.Allow this to cool slightly.
- Grind this to a coarse powder using a blender.Store it in an airtight container.
Sarah/Homestyle Cooking Around The WorldJuly 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm
This looks like a wonderful recipe and I can't wait to try this as soon as my current supply is used up. The pictures are lovely, also!
MélangeJuly 7, 2012 at 7:11 pm
Awesome clicks.I loved the light pattern and each composition so so much..aesthetic.
PlatefulJuly 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm
awesome photos, love it!
Sayantani Mahapatra MudiJuly 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm
beautiful clicks. nothing like homemade spice powder. your garam masala recipe is very good.
Reshmi MaheshJuly 8, 2012 at 5:02 am
Awesome clicks…Spice powder looks beautiful in that light…
T's MomJuly 8, 2012 at 7:56 am
very nice clicks
FaseelaJuly 8, 2012 at 10:45 am
wow…useful post…..fabulous clicks…
viniJuly 8, 2012 at 11:06 am
i love ur pics… they are awesome.. specially love that garam masala tag…
ManjuJuly 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm
just loved the clicks…just awesome!!!
Spice up the CurryJuly 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm
beautiful picture.. awesome
JulieJuly 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm
superb clicks,I too make the home made version..love the flavor & aroma!!
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NithyaJuly 9, 2012 at 9:21 am
Love the clicks. They look so exotic 🙂 Indian spices are the best and love the garam masala flavoring in any food.
AzJuly 9, 2012 at 1:42 pm
looks so aromatic… love the clicks!!
AnonymousJuly 9, 2012 at 10:36 pm
I see that you don't add any red chili which is why the color is so diff from what I make. The photos are absolutely gorgeous.. the dark mood with the green tint and that rustic card .. gorgeous!
The Internet and The UnicornJuly 9, 2012 at 11:17 pm
WOW! What exquisite photos! They are BEAUTIFUL to look at. What kind of camera do you use? Also did you have additional lighting set up to capture the depth of color?
Ganga SreekanthJuly 10, 2012 at 7:13 am
very useful post..thanks for sharing.. .awesome clicks
KurryleavesJuly 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm
Thank you all for your lovely comments…
@Teresa.. i use a nikon D 3100.. i usually set up the food close to my dining room window,and shoot mostly during the mid of the day…
Thank you all!!
Nisa HomeyJuly 30, 2012 at 7:22 am
Hey, first time here…beautiful clicks and great post….happy to follow u.
Hardy PartyJanuary 15, 2013 at 5:34 am
Is the nutmeg supposed to be nos as well? And does that mean one whole nutmeg? I think that is what nos means?
KurryleavesJanuary 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm
@ Hardy Party
Yeah!! you are supposed to use one whole nutmeg for the above mentioned quantity.
naturepure85September 18, 2013 at 7:07 am
I'm very motivated to try it!
Have still some questions though:
Cardamom pods, Star anise:
> roasting the whole pods, or take out seeds?
Thanks for advice!
KurryleavesSeptember 25, 2013 at 6:35 am
Helloo!!sorry for the delay ..okie..
You don't have to take out the seeds…just use the whole pods…
AnonymousNovember 3, 2015 at 2:00 am
Long time lurker here, thank you so much for your recipes. They look as well as taste good.
Noticed that you are using good (true) cinnamon. Mostly what I have seen around are Cassia barks.
Whats the difference between nutmeg and mace? 'Jaathipathri' – ground strands from inside the fruit ithil ethaanu?
Also: Tip, Just pulse the mixture once so that you can remove the podskins from cardamoms if you wish.
KurryleavesNovember 8, 2015 at 7:18 pm
Hi @ Dee
Thank you for the feedback..so happy to hear that the recipes work well for you….
yes!!as you mentioned most of the supermarkets and stores sell cassia and not true cinnamon..so whenever I see the real one, I buy a bunch !!
mace ( jathipathri) is the reddish strands covering the seed, where as nutmeg( Jathikka) is the hard brown seed..
Thank you for that tip..im sure this will help the readers.