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Garam Masala 2
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Contributed by: MayflowersAdded: Jul 15, 2008 at 08:11 PM


Here is another version of Garam Masala, used in Indian dishes. This masala has a sweeter note.You can sub paprika for the chili pepper.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Other
  • 1 dried whole chili pod
  • 1/2 teaspoon Saffron threads
  • 5 cloves mace
  • 1/4 cup whole cloves
  • 3 three inch cinnamon sticks
  • 15 black cardomom pods
  • 1/3 cup green cardomom pods
  • 1/2 cup cumin seeds
  • 2/3 cup corriander seeds
  • 1/4 cup fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons ground nutmeg
How to make it:
  1. Remove cardamom seeds from pods and discard pods.
  2. Pour all ingredients except ground nutmeg into a ungreased fry pan and toast on top of the stove, stirring every 5 minutes for 15 minutes on low heat.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Grind in a spice grinder or coffee grinder to a powder.
  5. Sift through a small sieve, and mix with ground nutmeg.
  6. Allow to cool thoroughly.
  7. Date and label containers and use for no longer than 4-5 months.
  8. When it becomes stale, it loses it's impact.Store in a cool dry place.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mace  N N N N N N A A
Chili Powder  A N N N N N N N
Clove  N N N N N N N N
Nutmeg1 N N N N N N A N
Saffron  N N N N N N N B
Cardamom  N N N N N N N N
Fennel  B N N N N N N N
Cinnamon1 N N N N A A N A
Coriander  N N N N N N N N
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jul 27, 2008 at 10:03 AM By: Rodney