Priya Wickramasinghe, Carol Selva Rajah
By Priya Wickramasinghe
Garam masala means ‘warming spice mix’. It can be a mixture of whole or ground spices. Recipes are numerous but they are all aromatic, rather than ‘hot’ mixes.
Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods. Break the bay leaves into small pieces. Put them in a spice grinder or pestle and mortar with the remaining spices and grind to a fine powder. Store in a small airtight container until needed.