Roasted Spices with Chiles and Star Anise

Usha Raikar’s Garam Masala

Preparation info

  • Makes a Scant

    1 cup

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

You immediately adore some people, the moment you meet them. Usha Raikar is one of those people. Her toss-your-head-back-and-laugh vivaciousness and her attention to detail, especially when it comes to food, won and kept my attention for the evening. While entertaining friends in her spacious apartment in one of suburban Mumbai’s high-rises, she shared many of her family’s favorites with me, including this spice blend. Usha’s beautiful daughter, Urmi (literally meaning “you