Garam Masala Bengali Recipe

3-4 dried whole Chili pods
3 tblsp Sesame seeds (Til)
2 tblsp Green Pepper corns
2 tblsp Black Pepper corns
2 tblsp White Pepper corns
1 tblsp whole Cloves (Lavang)
2-3 Cinnamon (Tuj/Dalchini)
20 green bruised Cardamom pods (Elaichi)
1/4th Cumin Seed (Jeera)
3/4th cup Coriander seeds (Dhania)
3 Bay Leaf (Tej Patta)
1 tsp ground Ginger (Adrak)
How to make garam masala-bengali style:
  • Roast all ingredients in a dry pan (preferably non-stick) and heat over a very low fire, shaking the pan time to time.
  • When the spices give off the fragrance allow to cool slightly.
  • Then grind finely in an electric grinder.
  • If electric grinder is not available, grind by hand and press through a fine sieve afterwards.
  • Store it in an airtight container for upto 3 months.
  • Make sure you always close the lid tightly after use.