Garam means hot in "Hindi". In the same way Americans use salt and pepper, Indians use garam masala. It can be added as a spicy flavor enhancer to almost any dish. You can use it at the table, just sprinkle it on, or during the cooking process. I offer you this homemade version as it is far better than any pre-blend.
- Grind cardamom pod in grinder, pass through sieve and discard husk.
- Now, place all spicesin a skillet and roast, stirring for about 30 seconds.
- Cool, and store in a cool dark place.
- Keeps for about 3–6 months.