Sanjeev Kapoor's Garam Masala Spice Mix

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 3:00 AM, April 14, 2011

Aired April 14, 2011

Serves HASH(0x47a88d8)
10 to 12 blades mace
8 to 10 cinnamon sticks
25 whole cloves
25 green cardamom pods
10 to 12 black cardamom pods
8 to 10 bay leaves
8 teaspoons cumin seeds
4 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoons grated nutmeg

Place a small nonstick saut pan over medium heat. Add the mace and dry-roast until fragrant. Transfer to a bowl.

One spice at a time, dry-roast cinnamon, cloves, green cardamom, black cardamom, bay leaves, cumin and peppercorns, and transfer to the bowl. Set aside to cool completely.

Transfer to a spice grinder and grind to a fine powder. Add the grated nutmeg. Store in an airtight container.