Garam Masala

A traditional spice mix for Indian cooking.


1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
5 cm (2 inch) cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon black cumin seeds (use regular cumin seeds as a substitute)
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/4 average-size nutmeg


Place all the ingredients in a clean electric coffee grinder (or spice grinder). Grind for 30-40 seconds or until finely ground. Store in a small jar with tight fitting lid away from light and heat.