This is my family recipe for homemade garam masala, so easy to do in the Thermomix. Blending your own spice mixtures ensures that you can use high-quality spices and by grinding them fresh, the flavours are enhanced compared to any store-bought product.
Garam masala is an aromatic mixture of spices, used as a base in many Indian dishes, like curry, to bring flavour and warmth. Each family has a different recipe and ingredients but for the most part, garam masala will include coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In other variations on garam masala, ingredients may include turmeric, saffron, fennel seeds, ginger, garlic, mustard seeds, mace, star anise, tamarind, fenugreek, bay leaves or Malabar leaves.
Credit: A version of this recipe can also be found Indian cookbook produced by India when the they sold TM31. The Indian Chef, Shamim Ahmed worked at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi for 24 years as the Head of Mission Cook was instrumental in producing this book. I was convinced when my Mum’s cook made this dish. I thought she had taught him how to convert her recipe to the Thermomix and she said, “No, it’s in the basic book that was given to us when we bought the Thermomix”. When Vesta Appliances lost the distribution license in India for selling Thermomixes when the TM5 launched, I bought their stock and now sell them in my shop. The rest is history.
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