Masala means “spice mix” and at JB we have created our own unique blend to give you a taste sensation that you’ve not experienced before. The fragrant aroma of toasted ginger and cloves, spliced with the the sweetness of cinnamon and cardamom is only the beginning. With over a dozen spices carefully balanced together, JB Garam masala is an essential ingredient in any kitchen cupboard.
With a variety of applications our hand roasted masala will add that something extra to your dish.
You can use it in marinades, rubs, or as the base for your dish. The choice is yours. Just remember that a little goes a long way!
To get you started, here’s a little recipe we like to use at JB snacks. It’s a really tasty vegetable curry that makes the most of our Garum masala.
What you need:
1 Onion. Chunky cut
3 bits of Garlic. Finely cut
1 Carrots. Medium slice
Handful of French beans. In inch long pieces
A quarter of a Cauliflower.Chopped into florets
Half a tin of Sweetcorn
1 Pepper cut into chunky chunks
Peas…as many as you like
Lots of fresh chopped tomato
Fresh coriander leaf. Coarsely chopped
Anything else you like and a sense of culinary adventure!
In a pan, heat up a couple of tablespoons of vegetable or sunflower oil.
Add your onion, carrots, French beans and garlic and a quarter teaspoon of salt and a half a teaspoon of JB Garum masala.(You can always add more later).
On a medium heat bring all of the above together.Add a tiny bit of water to prevent the garlic from burning. Heat until the carrot is half cooked. Then add the tomatoes and remaining ingredients. If you like your veg crunchy add the peppers last.
Once all the veg is in the pot warm through on a medium heat and taste. Add salt and masala to your taste. If you want a real spice hit add a freshly chopped green bullet chilli (hint if you add the chilli at the beginning…it will make the dish hotter!)
Finally, when ready to serve, top with a generous sprinkling of fresh coriander leaf.
Serve with rice or a naan bread. And a fresh salad on the side. Alternatively, make the curry with added water, salt and masala (adjust to your palate) and use it as the filling for a vegetarian lasagne! Or do the above and add some chunks of chicken at the beginning for the best chicken and vegetable curry you have ever had.
Enjoy the flavours of JB!