Cardamom substitute

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Scrattajack

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Hi all,

any suggestions for a substitute for cardamom in Garam Masala? Spouse is allergic to it (not the "don't like" sort of allergy, the excessive activity at both ends, blisters all over sort). So curry houses are a no-no and I'm about to try to up my game on the homemade ones. Garam Masala seems to be used in pretty much everything and cardamom has been in every mix I've seen. Not sure whether I can just leave it out of my own or if there's an obvious replacement...
 

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Could make your own garna masala without it. Then make mix powder with that.
 

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Try one of the curry's that use a base sauces on youtube who make them from Individual spices so yopu can leave out or substitute them for other spices.
MistyRicardo is a good one he even has his own books now
 

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That's what I was asking: it is better to just leave it out of Garam Masala or is there an obvious replacement?
 

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A quick google search shows cinnamon & cloves in equal amounts are a reasonable substitute if that helps
 
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