Goan Garam Masala

I would love to share the Goan version of Garam Masala or the curry masala used in most of my savory dishes. The recipe is passed to me by my mother.

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Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 200 gms coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp cloves
  • 10 Kashmiri red chillies (These are used only to give red color to the masala and does not enhance or give any spicy taste)
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds*
  • 1 nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp star anise
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds*
  • 2 long sticks of turmeric
  • 1 tbsp metal mace*

Method :

  1. Dry roast all the spices one by one and keep them aside to cool.
  2. Please remember to roast the spices marked with (*) at the last.
  3. Roast all on medium-low flame.
  4. Once they cool down, grind them to a fine powder in a mixer-blender or a coffee/spice blender.

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