£1.30 – £9.90
Ground Organic Garam Masala
Product of: Pakistan
Nett Weight: 25g / 100g / 250g / 500g
Garam Masala, which literally means warm spice, is a staple blend used in Indian cooking. The exact mix can vary between household and regions, though it typically includes cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, and peppercorns. This is not a very spicy mix, it’s used for it’s deep, warming flavour rather than heat.
Contains no colourings, flavourings, preservatives or additives of any kind. – Add to curries, spicy Indian dishes, vegetable, grain or bean dishes towards the end of cooking. Can also be added to sauces or mayonnaise.
INGREDIENTS: Coriander, Cinnamon, Cumin, Paprika, Cloves, Fennel Seed, Chilli, Turmeric, Cardamoms, Black Pepper, Bay Leaves, Star Anise, Ginger, Nutmeg.
“How long do spices last?”
Depends on both the type of spice and the conditions under which they are stored. Correctly dried and stored spices, do not actually spoil. But over time, they will lose their potency, aroma and flavour.
As a general rule, whole dried spices (not been ground) will last much longer than ground and can last for 1 to 3 years. Pre-ground spices do still always work very well but if possible buy the spice whole and grind it just before you use it. It is also never a bad idea to freeze any spare, try to remove as much air as possible and make sure it is kept sealed in the freezer to avoid moisture.
Here are some tips for maximising the shelf life of your spices:
• Store in an airtight container.
• Store in a cool, dark cupboard.
• Store away from direct heat or sunlight.
• Keep lid tightly closed when not in use.