Pumpkin Spice

The the holidays are around the corner and it’s time to break out the spices of the season. You may see tons of pumpkin products on the shelves in the local markets and shops. Well I didn’t want to waste more money on buying the pre-made pumpkin spice since I already had all the spices in the kitchen. So today I will be making a batch of pumpkin spice for the coming holidays.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

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  • 2 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 tsp. ground cloves

Step 1: In a small bowl, add all the ingredients and stir to combine.

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Step 2: Store in an air-tight container for later use.

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Garam Masala

Many Indian dishes require a garam masala, which is a blend of ground spices common in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines. It is used alone or with other seasonings. The word garam refers to intensity of the spices rather than capsaicin content. Garam masala is pungent, but not hot in the same way as a chili pepper. So I had to make my own cause I didn’t feel like buying it if I had already have to required spices in the cupboard.

Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Step 1: Mix cumin, coriander, cardamom, paprika, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a bowl.

Step 2: Place mix in an airtight container, and store in a cool, dry place.

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