Low Carb Recipes

Garam Masala (seasoning)

Note: Makes 1/4 cup. Garam Masala is a seasoning made by blending dry-roasted, ground spices, such as black pepper, cumin, cloves, and cardamom, used in the cooking of northern India.
Total Carbohydrates: 32, Carbohydrates per tsp.: 2
Make your own fresh garam masala and you will be amazed.

2 Tbsp. whole cumin seeds
2 Tbsp. whole coriander seeds
2 tsp. cardamom seeds (seeds removed from the pods)
1 piece cinnamon stick, 3 inches (7.5-cm) long
3/4 tsp. whole cloves
1 Tbsp. black peppercorns
4 bay leaves

Heat a heavy frying pan over medium heat. Add the spices and roast, stirring constantly, until the spices are a few shades darker and are fragrant. Transfer to a plate and cool. Grind the spices to a powder in a spice mill, mortar and pestle or coffee grinder. Store in a covered jar.

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