Garam Masala Recipe with step by step pictures and the recipe video
What is garam masala?
Garam masala is an absolutely flavourful mix of spices that is added to gravies, side dishes, snacks etc. It adds flavours and heat to the dish it is added to. It is very simple to make. The best part about homemade masalas is that they can be made in small quantity and made fresh as and when required. When made at home, the best and fresh ingredients are used, thus ruling out any sort of adulteration.
Let’s talk about the ingredients for powder masala
The list of ingredients is the beauty of this recipe. For this we don’t need any fancy (as in not used very commonly) spices. Simple spices which are always available in our pantry are required. Coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon are some spices that are required. At times I add more whole spices while making pulao than I have used for this garam masala (haha). This recipe gives a small batch of homemade. You may double or triple the recipe.
Ingredients for Homemade Punjabi Masala
- 4 tbsp coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya)
- 2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
- 1 tsp cloves (laung)
- 1 tsp cardamom seeds (elaichi ke daane)
- 4 bay leaves (tej patta)
- 6 dried whole red chillies (sookhi sabut lal mirchi)
- 4 inch piece cinnamon (dal chini)
How to make Garam Masala
1. Dry roast spices till aromatic
Add all the spices in a pan. Dry roast on low flame till aromatic. You will see a slight change of colour.
Tip: Dry roasting whole spices makes the grinding easier and garam masala more flavourful.
2. Cool and grind
Take out the spices in a plate and let them cool completely. Grind to a fine powder.
3. Sieve the powder
Sieve to avoid any whole pieces.
4. Ready to use
Pep up the gravies and sabjis with little Powder.
• You can make the Powder Recipe without dry roasting the whole spices.
Watch Video – Masala Recipe | Homemade Punjabi Garam Masala | Powder
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