The name Garam Masala comes from “heat” and “mix” and refers to the heat of digestion. This blend combines the sweet notes of cinnamon and cardamom and the more savory flavors of bay leaves and black peppercorns, among other spices. It is the flavor enthusiast’s newest muse. Try toasting in ghee or oil and adding to curries or dals. Or try in cookies, marinades, pancakes, on meats or brew in water for 5 minutes for chai.
Hand-mixed from: Cumin, cinnamon, coriander, black pepper, nigella seeds, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves and mace. (Salt-free)
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Recipe: Chana Masala
Oaktown Spice Shop has been in the Adams Point neighborhood for nine years. They focus on sourcing the absolute best-tasting version of each individual spice, then grind the spices themselves, in their shop. This means the ground spices customers find at Oaktown are bursting with flavor and are far fresher than those found elsewhere.
You can visit their own site here or find more of their spices on Keep Oakland Alive.