I posted these on the other forum and thought people here might enjoy them.
Here is the first:
Someone on here asked how to make garam masala.
Here is my recipe:
1/3 whole nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoon cardamom seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons black peppercorns
1 1/2 teaspoons black cumin seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds
a 2 inch stick of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
1 curl of mace (optional)
Break the nutmet into pieces by firmly knocking it with the bottom of a coffee mug. Put all the spices in a spice or coffee grinder and pulse to pulverize them into fine powder. Store in a dark glass container. This recipe sometimes lasts for a year or more.
Here is another type of masala spice recipe:
12 whole green cardomom pods
1/8 teaspoon cardomom seeds
1 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
2 dried hot red chiles
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
A large pinch ajwain seeds
A large pinch ground asafetida
1 teaspoon turmeric.
Grind as above.
This one can be used as a marinade for almost anything... it's wonderful if you like your dishes a little more spicy
The following one is used in south India and is used often in soups, braised dishes and lentil broths. If you like it hotter, just add more cayenne
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
3/8 teaspoon cumin seed
1/8 teaspoon fenugreek seed
4 dried hot red chilis !!!!
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 1/2 tablespoons turmeric
1/2 teaspoon asafetida
pulverize in coffee grinder and store in dark glass container.
NOTE: These spices when used in Indian cooking are toasted over the fire before being ground to help release their flavor. You may wish to spread them out on a teflex sheet and "toast" them gently in your dehydrator before grinding. It really does help release the flavors.
1 plum tomato, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 anaheim chili, seeded and minced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
For the dressing:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons onion, peeled and minced
Juice from one lime
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon honey, agave, or sugar
Garnish: 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
Please shredded cabbage into bowl. Mix dressing and toss into the salad. Add cilantro, tomato, and chili. Mix well. Garnish with almonds.