Garam Masala Recipe | Easy Garam Masala | Homemade Garam Masala

What is garam masala?

Garam masala is an absolutely flavourful mix of spices that are 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

The list of ingredients is the beauty of this recipe. For this, we don’t need any fancy (as in not used very common) 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. You can double or triple the recipe. Another garam masala recipe on the blog is this.

How To Make Garam Masala

1. Dry roast spices till aromatic : Add all the spices in a pan. And dry them on low flame till aromatic. You will see a slight change in color.

Tips: 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.


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