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IGO Garam Masala
Garam masala is a blend of ground spices common in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines. It is used alone or with other seasonings. The word garam refers to intensity of the spices rather than capsaicin content. Garam masala is pungent, but not hot in the same way as a chili pepper.
Manufactured/Packed for: IGO
Country Of Origin: Product of USA
Storage Instructions: Once grounded or powdered, pimento corns should be stored in the refrigerator in airtight containers and should be used as early as possible since it loses its flavor quickly largely because of evaporation of essential oils.
Culinary uses: In order to keep the fragrance and flavor intact, garam masala is generally grind just before preparing dishes and added to the cooking recipes at final stages. This is because prolonged cooking results in evaporation of essential oils.
Here are some serving methods:
- Pimento corns are widely used in Caribbean cuisines. In Jamaica, the corns, along with the scotch bonnet peppers, are one of the two main ingredients in famous Jamaican jerk spice. Along with other spicy items, the mixture (paste) is used in dry rub or marinates chicken, fish, and meats.
- Some Indian vegetarian and chicken curries contain this spice and in the Middle East it is used in meat and rice dishes.
- The spice has also being used in the preparation of soups, barbecue sauces, pickling and as a main ingredient in variety of curry powders.
- It also used in liquors in many Caribbean countries. A local drink known as Jamaican dram made from garam masala and rum.
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