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Odiya Garam Masala/Curry Powder (Mish Mash Blend of Spices): My MIL's Secret Recipe

Odiya garam masala curry powder Soon after marriage, I was in Odisha. At that time, I got the opportunity to savor lip-smacking recipes from my MIL's Odiya kitchen. Odiya cuisine is a foodie's delight. In fact, Odiyas are big-time foodies.  They have such a diverse and rich food culture. For ceremonies, such as wedding or thread ceremonies or even someone's death, they throw lavish feasts, of course, depending on the occasion. Celebrations are marked with gala feasts. I have recently had the opportunity to feast upon Odiya delicacies. Yes, I do love Odiya food, especially made by my MIL. She is just amazing in the kitchen. So let's come to the garam masala-cum-curry powder recipe. I loved the distinct aroma, taste of the garam masala that my MIL made for me during my first visit to Odisha. I still remember I loved that masala so much that I shared one big packet with my own mother as well. This garam masala-cum-curry powder is good to go in curries

Home Made Garam Masala North Indian Style

Home made garam masala of north India is different from that of south and east India. I have shared the recipe of Odiya garam masala , which is my MIL's unique recipe. It tastes different and much better than the one bought from market!! North Indian Garam Masala Ingredients 1/2 cup coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya) 1/4 cup fennel seeds (saunf) 3 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera) 3 Tbsp green cardamom (hari elaichi) 5-6 black cardamom (badi elaichi) 2 inch cinnamon stick (dalchini) 1 tsp cloves (laung) 1/2 tsp black peppercorn (sabut kali mirch) 2 red chilies (lal mirch/kashmiri mirch) 1/2 star anise (chakri phhol ) 1 nutmeg (jaiphal) 1 javitri phal 1 bay leaf (tej patta) How to make garam masala north Indian style Roast all the ingredients on a low flame one by one. Let them cool down and then grind. Keep in an airtight container and enjoy the real taste of food cooked in home-made garam masala! Yumminess in a bowl!