Garam masala: A North Indian blend of dry-roasted, ground spices
used to add spicy heat to dishes. Typically it includes black pepper,
cloves, coriander, cumin, cardamom, dried chilies, fennel, mace, nutmeg
and other spices. Available at specialty markets.
Gelatin: A clear, tasteless thickening agent made from beef and
bones, cartilage, tendons and other tissue, or from pig skin. Vegetarian
gelatin, which is made without animal byproducts from plant gums, is
at some specialty and natural food stores and by mail order. Some kosher
gelatins also are animal-free. Read ingredient labels carefully to be
Granulated maple syrup: Also sold under the name dehydrated maple
syrup or maple sugar.
Granulated sugar-cane juice: A natural-food substitute for sugar.
Made from sugar-cane juice that is dehydrated by spinning at a high
through a vacuum tunnel and then milled into a powder. Only the water is
removed, leaving the vitamins, minerals and trace elements naturally
in sugar cane.