Garam Masala Recipe – see just how easy it is to make your own Garam Masala spice blend. Garam Masala is found in many Indian dishes and is a wonderful spice to add to many recipes, including those with chicken or fish.
(This Garam Masala article was previously posted on ZagLeft. Since Garam Masala is such a wonderful Indian spice to keep on hand to use in various Indian recipes as well as a spice I love to sprinkle over chicken and fish, I decided to update the post and pictures.)
Garam Masala is a spice blend found in many Indian dishes. In English, the name literally means “hot or warm spices”.
It is said that the spices used to make Garam Masala make the body warm. They also have medicinal as well as digestive benefits .
Spices Found In Garam Masala
The general combination of spices found in Garam Masala are cumin, coriander, cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and allspice but the composition of spices differ regionally and there are many different variations.
I was introduced to Garam Masala a few years ago and I’ve loved it ever since. I bought a small bottle because I needed it in a pinch for an Indian recipe I was making and was surprised by how expensive a little jar was.
After reading the ingredients on the label and realized it would be so easy to make it at home and would only cost a fraction of what I paid for the little bottle.
The traditional way of making Garam Masala is by toasting the whole seeds and crushing them.
If you don’t have the time to go through the roasting and crushing steps, try this easy recipe using already ground spices.
Use Garam Masala to flavor a variety of Indian dishes or to liven up chicken, salmon or shrimp.
Two favorite recipes using Garam Masala are…
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Garam Masala Recipe
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- Mix the spices together and store in airtight container.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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