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Garam Masala

2 tbsp cumin seeds

2 tbsp coriander seeds

2 tbsp cardamom seeds

2 tbsp black peppercorns

1 tsp whole cloves

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp grated nutmeg


1. Add all the spices except the cinnamon and nutmeg to a skillet and toast on medium heat for a few minutes, just until fragrant. Do not burn the spices or you'll have to start over.

2. Add all the spices to a spice mill or coffee grinder and grind into powder. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from Ochef.

Garam Masala is an Indian spice combination that's delightful in Emeril's Greens With Aromatic Spices and in Emeril's Grilled Tandoori Chicken.