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Home-made Garam Masala

Garam Masala is a mix of exotic spices that accentuate the flavor and taste of main products. The combination is prepared by mixing spices that have been roasted and ground.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of Coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of Green cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon of Black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon crushed Bay leaves
  • ¾ teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

How to prepare?

Roast on a medium flame the whole seeds one by one. Consider a slight colour change of each spice. Cook until they turn a few shades darker. First roast in a pan the coriander seeds, then cumin seeds, pepper, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and bay leaves.

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Let the seeds cool at least 2 minutes before blending.

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In a dry coffee grinder, grind them all together to a powder.

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Store the Garam Masala for several weeks in jag, in a cool, dark place.

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

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Tandoori style of cooking is based on marinating meat or vegetables and grill or bake. Tandoori recipes are low-fat and low-calories because you do not need to use any oil or butter. Check out our juicy Tandoori Chicken Recipe.

Preparation time – 10 minutes
Marinating time – 2-8 hours
Baking time – 45-60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2,2lbs. or 1 kilogram boneless, skinless chicken
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and grated Ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons of Coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of Cumin seeds
  • 1 cup of chopped Onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of Garam masala
  • 1 cup of plain Yoghurt
  • ¾ Red grounded Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Lemon

How to prepare?
Rinse and dry the chicken. Place it in a shallow bowl in a single layer.

In a pan, grill the Coriander seeds on a medium heat for 1 or 2 minutes. Remove these seeds, place the Cumin seeds and cook for 1-2 minutes.

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In a kitchen processor combine the Yoghurt, Ginger, Pepper, Coriander, Cumin, Onion, Garlic the juice of 1 lemon, salt and Garam masala. Blend until smooth. Spread the marinade over the chicken and add Cloves.

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Marinade for 1-8 hours. Then preheat the oven to 200C/375F.

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Place the marinated chicken in a tray and bake for 45 – 60 minutes. Serve with fresh vegetables.

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