Vij's Garam Masala
- 1 heaping tsp. whole cloves
- 1 1/2 tsp black cardamom seeds (~10 pods)
- 6 heaping tbsp. cumin seeds
- 1 tbsp. pounded cinnamon sticks
- 1/4 tsp ground mace
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Heat cloves, cardamom, cumin and cinnamon sticks on med to high heat, stirring constantly. When cumin seeds are a dark shade of brown, remove and cool 20 mins. Place roasted spices, mace, nutmeg in coffee grinder and grind. Makes 3/4 c.