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South African Indian Garam Masala

Homemade South African Indian Garam Masala

Our recipe can be enjoyed with any kind of dish. The word Garam Masala simply means spices, and garam means hot. Garam masala is a blend of spices, originating from the Indian subcontinent making its way around the world in every nations food recipes.

Traditionally South African Indian recipes call for garam masala, a blend of seven spices, cumin, coriander, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

Traditionally South African Indian recipes call for garam masala

Indian food is unimaginable without Garam Masala spice.


Spices give South African Indian cuisine it's unique flavor and character. Most South African Indian recipes call for many different types of spices, many you may never have used.
 
 
One of the things that people find intimidating about cooking Indian food is the vast array of spices used.

Do not assume that these Indian spices are hard to find, most are to be found in your local supermarkets, and if you cannot find them there, visit the local Indian grocery store.

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South African Indian Garam Masala


South African Indian recipe for garam masala. Garam masala is a strong spice mixture and is the heart of most African Indian dishes.

Homemade Garam Masala Recipe

Ingredients

½ teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

½ teaspoon ground cloves

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg



Directions

Mix all spices in a bowl, place mix in an airtight container, and store in a cool, dry place for up to 2 months. Ground spices lose their favors faster than whole spices, the best way to use homemade garam masala is in small batches.

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Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

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