Garam Masala is a blend of ground spices mainly coming from Indian cuisine and can be used in many dishes to deepen the aromatic flavour.
Not only is it quick & easy to make but you can alter the spice level depending on your liking! Using just a few spices it can be stored in your cupboard ready to add to dishes such as curries, stews, soups and as an exciting seasoning.
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp cardamon pods (peeled)
1 tbsp coriander
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp chilli (increase for more spice!)
Add all ingredients to a pestle & mortar and grind until fine powder. If you are using ground spices already then put all the ingredients into a jar or container and shake well to mix!
TOP TIP: if using whole cardamon pods; save the skins in a small drawstring cloth bag and leave in your dishtowel or underwear draw for fragrant smell!
I am always trying to reduce kitchen waste but living in an apartment it is difficult to compost so we have the perfect solution to getting the most out of your vegetable cuttings and peels!
Drying out ingredients like herbs, citrus zests and slices, mushrooms, tomatoes and rose petals is a perfect way to preserve these fresh ingredients, it is really easy to do and let’s you enjoy these for up to 18 months!
One great way to make vegetables last longer to freeze them. I always buy veggies in bulk (it’s so much cheaper) but since we are a small household this technique helps to avoid waste whilst saves time as the veggies are already chopped, precooked and portioned ready to be added to any meal!
Have you tried this recipe? We would love to hear from you!