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Punjabi Garam Masala !

I remember reading cricketer Sreesanth cherishing the good times of Punjabi food at Yuvraj Singh’s house.May be the dedicated foodie he is,he was confessing the fact that however authentic a  punjabi restaurant he has gone so far,the taste of chicken cooked at Yuvi’s house is still far above any competition.You can’t beat them.But why ? The real authentic food made with home made masala always  win.I guess that would have done magic with Yuvaraj’s family cuisine.

Now why I am suddenly into all these you may be wondering.Being a very conventional cook,I always love to prepare authentic masalas for the recipes I try with.The exception so far is Thai or Chineese.I have this specially labelled jars of regional masalas and biriyani masala.Coming on to Punjabi recipes,they often calls for garam masala.So,why don’t you make some and store at home for regular use ? Unlike Kerala Masala, this one is rich and vibrant with whole lot of wonderful spices.Just try and see how this can help you do wonders for fresh and authentic Punjabi food.

15 gms cinnamon
20 gms cloves
75 gms cardamom
100 gms cumin seeds/jeera
65 gms peppercorn
35 gms coriander seeds/dhania
35 gms fennel seeds
20 gms mace
20 gms shahjeera/caraway seeds
15 gms bay leaves/tejpatta
3 nutmeg
15 gms ginger powder/soonth


Dry roast all the spices except ginger powder.Grind them to powder in a grinder.Now you can add the ginger powder to this and mix well.Store in an air-tight container.
Enjoy using for your Punjabi recipes !

*Source:Tarla Dalal


15 comments on “Punjabi Garam Masala !

  1. Priya
    August 25, 2011

    Wow wat a flavourful garam masala, thanks for sharing..


  2. ANU
    August 25, 2011

    awesome aromatic masala….i too prepare it at home…


  3. wow, those are lot of spices going in there, I am sure any dish which has even a tsp of this, will be super duper delicious 🙂


  4. Suja
    August 25, 2011

    Thanks for sharing dear,this sure will be very flavorful and authentic


  5. Krithi's Kitchen
    August 26, 2011

    Really authentic… Thanks for sharing..
    Krithi's Kitchen


  6. Aarthi
    August 26, 2011

    I love this…Must try…


  7. anilkurup
    August 26, 2011

    Tell me, do you spend most of your life in the kitchen?

    As for masala my take is still the conventional masala ground at home, or combined at home than the packaged ones.


  8. Kalpana Sareesh
    August 26, 2011

    Medley of aromas.. so good ..its always pref to grind masalas at home!!!


  9. Malar Gandhi
    August 26, 2011

    Looks complete….flavorful, aromatic masala over there.


  10. Sobha Shyam
    August 26, 2011

    sure its aromatic garam masala..liked the combo..


  11. Kalyan
    August 28, 2011

    a handy masala mixture for the kitchen…looks nice!


  12. aipi
    August 29, 2011

    I can smell it till right here ! What a great blend!
    US Masala


  13. Hamaree Rasoi
    August 29, 2011

    Since I spent most of my initial years in North India I know the importance of Garam masala which they use in almost every dish.
    Looking at the ingredient list I can say this must be flavourful, aromatic masala..
    Hamaree Rasoi


  14. Mélange
    August 29, 2011

    Thank you all you buddies out there for leaving your valuable feedbacks !


  15. Now Serving
    September 4, 2011

    Fantastic post – thanks for sharing this powder recipe! I make small quantities of my own as needed per dish – but it will be good to keep a homemade stock of it


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