Garam masala is a North Indian spice blend that can contain coriander, peppercorns, cardamom, cinnamon, caraway, cloves, ginger, and/or nutmeg, depending on the style of the blend. To make a simplified version at home, combine 1 teaspoon curry powder with 1 teaspoon ground cumin. Or try a complete recipe below.
In an 8x8x2-inch baking pan combine 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns, 4 teaspoons cumin seed, 2 teaspoons whole cloves, 1 teaspoon coriander seed, 1 teaspoon whole cardamom seed (pods removed), and 3 inches broken stick cinnamon. Roast in a 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes. In a blender container place roasted spices. Cover tightly; blend until very fine. Cool to room temperature. Store in a covered container in a cool, dry place. Makes about 1/3 cup.
Reynolds Kitchens Tip
Not in the mood to grill? Bake these packets in a 375 degree F oven 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into chicken registers 165 degrees F. The packets, whether grilled or baked, will lock in moisture for juicy and flavorful chicken, and cleanup is as easy as tossing away the foil!