Andrea’s Personal Masala Blend

Garam_Masala_new_2008-1Masala is the Indian term for a blend of spices. It can be any simple or complex combination.  I grind fresh seeds in a coffee grinder and place in a shaker bottle marked “Andrea’s Spice Mix.”  The spices I use have been proven to possess therapeutic and healing properties. Spices and herbs contain antioxidants, minerals and multivitamins. Because spices are nutrient dense, they are thermogenic, which means they naturally increase your metabolism. Centuries old eastern medicine and now recent studies and scientific research both boast the medicinal healing benefits of spices. Discover what your favorite flavors are and create your own signature blend to share with friends. Here’s my latest fave.

1/4 teaspoon black cardamon
1/4 teaspoon cracked dry bay leaves
1 teaspoon each mustard seed, cinnamon and paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne or 1-2 ground chilis
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 tablespoon each of the following ground seeds:

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