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Kerala Masala Powder/Garam Masala (Kerala style) for regular use !

 You know why I have written ‘for regular use’ there ? We use the home made masala consists of fennel,cardamom,clove and cinnamon for the regular curries and all in Kerala.Some add black pepper as well.Whatever,this is just about the regular use.If you are making a Biryani for example,the masala changes completely with more spices like maze,nutmeg or kaala jeera.There the flavour might be totally unique.So,this is a simple masala powder which you may use to bring a subtle change in flavour or to enhance some tastes.Here is what I use.

Nothing much to write here.Dry roast 3 tbsp fennel seeds,6 cinnamon sticks of almost 2 inches,8 cardamoms and 11 cloves and grind it to a fine powder using the small jar of the grinder.Keep in airtight containers and use.

Below is the picture of what I used,to clear your doubts,if you have any !!


9 comments on “Kerala Masala Powder/Garam Masala (Kerala style) for regular use !

  1. hmmm… aromatic and spicy. Love the masala ingredients. I may grind it and keep it as well 🙂


  2. aipi
    May 6, 2011

    As much as I love making finished recipes, I totally love making my own basic ingredients like masalas. Freshly ground homemade is always the best. This is a nice post you have here and totally caught my attention. I too have some of the masla that I use in my drafts ~ will post it soon 🙂
    US Masala


  3. Suja
    May 6, 2011

    Nice post dear..aromatic and spicy,home made masala is the best


  4. Sobha Shyam
    May 6, 2011

    My mother makes masala with the same ingredients..i love the aroma…nannayi ithu post cheythathu..following u..do visit my space when u get time..!!


  5. Swathi
    May 6, 2011

    Nice gram masala. I make slightly different from yours.


  6. Jay
    May 7, 2011

    mmmm….flavorful n authentic..
    Tasty Appetite


  7. Priya
    May 7, 2011

    Wat a flavourful masala powder, simply fantastic and aromatic..


  8. Authenticoriyafood
    May 7, 2011

    i like the use of fennel in this one…..fennel gives a very differnt flavour when used in the powder form….very popular in the temple preparations in Orissa!!!


  9. Malar Gandhi
    May 7, 2011

    Absolutely love this spice blend, very aromatic treat.


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