Elachi/ cardamom - 2 tbsp
Cloves - 2 tbsp
cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Cinnamon - 4 sticks (1 inch)
Nutmeg - a quarter or half
Mace (mace is the dried "lacy" reddish covering of the nutmeg seed - 4
Bay leaves - 2
Star anise - 3 - 4
Pepper Corns - 2 tbsp
Dry roast all ingredients separately over medium flame with constant stirring to ensure even roasting. Stir for about 30 seconds. Transfer all to one Plate. I hv posted the pics of only some of the ingredients.
Crush the nutmeg and then dry roast.
When cool grind the mixture to a fairly smooth powder.
Store your freshly home made garam masala in an airtight glass container.....
Recipe Courtesy : Mrs Usha Shashi bhushan tripati