Shahi Garam Masala spice blend
Recipe type: spice blend
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 70gm
Shahi garam masala spice blend, the royal spice blend that adds a magical and fragrant touch to Indian curries and other dishes.
  • Cloves -15 gm,
  • Cinnamon -20 gm,
  • Green cardamom – 5 gm,
  • Black cardamom -15 gm,
  • Black pepper – 5-10 gm (depends upon how much hot you want to make it) ,
  • Shah jeera / Caraway seeds– 10 gm,
  • Fennel seeds – 10 gm,
  • Kebab chini -10 gm
  • Star anise – 2
  • Mace -2
  • Nutmeg – 1
  1. Select the best spices, shell the cardamoms and nutmeg, break the cinnamons and collect all in a big plate.
  2. Spread the spices flatly on a big and wide plate. Sun dried them for three to four hours under hot sun.
  3. Else, heat a griddle or tawa. When it is sufficiently hot, switch off the heat. Spread the spices flatly on it.
  4. Toss it three to four times till the nice aroma releases.
  5. Cool the spices sufficiently.
  6. Grind to a fine powder.
  7. While grinding the spices, heat will release from the mixer. So give a break of two to three minute till the heat dissipates.
  8. Continue with the grinding till you get a fine powder.
  9. Store it in airtight box.
  10. With time, the flavours will become dull, so try to make it in small quantities.
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