Malay Garam Masala (Spice Mixture)

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Recipe by Zurie

I am indebted to our famous Malay cooking queen, Cass Abrahams, for this recipe. I suppose it's for serious cooks who like experimenting with cuisines other than their own. It makes quite a lot, and as spices do not keep their flavour for much more than 3 months, you might want to halve the quantities. I give both US and metric ingredients. The prep and cook time given are mere guesses in this case!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 deg F/180 deg Celsius.
  2. Spread the mix of spices in an oven dish or tin, and roast lightly for about 7 - 10 minutes. This brings out the flavours.
  3. Grind all together -- a blender is best, but a coffee bean grinder also does a great job.
  4. Store in an airtight container out of direct light. Use as recipes indicate.

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