Garam Masala is the Indian equivalent of French herbs de Provence or Chinese five-spice powder. Traditionally, South African Indian recipes call for garam masala, a blend of seven spices, cumin, coriander, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
Spices give South African Indian cuisine its unique flavor and character. Most South African Indian recipes call for many different types of spices, many you may never have 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.
Garam masala is a strong spice mixture and is the heart of most Indian dishes.
Homemade Garam Masala
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 co…