To make your own garam masala:
Toast 3 tablespoons coriander seeds,
1 tablespoon cumin seeds,
1 teaspoon cardamom seeds,
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
and 1 cinnamon stick (1 1/2 inches)
in a skillet over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Cool slightly. Grind spices in a spice mill or coffee grinder until fine. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Makes 1/3 cup.
Specialty Cheese Company produces World Champion paneer cheese. The cheese doesn’t have added salt or melt, but it toasts to golden brown. Try it in dishes with a lot of seasonings or spices.