Easy Garam Masala Recipe

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.

Garam masala spice in a small glass bowl with silver teaspoon

(This Garam Masala article was previously posted.  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”.

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It is said that the spices used to make Garam Masala make the body warm. They also have medicinal as well as digestive benefits .

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What Spices Are In Garam Masala?

Although the composition of spices found in Garam Masala differ regionally and there are many different variations, the general combination of spices found are:

  • cumin
  • coriander
  • cardamom
  • pepper
  • cinnamon
  • cloves
  • nutmeg
  • allspice
Mixing spices for garam masala in a bowl before mixed

Where To Buy Garam Masala

I was introduced to Garam Masala a few years ago and I’ve loved it ever since. 

Garam Masala can be purchased at many grocery stores and supermarkets, however it can quite expensive. This is especially true when you only may need a little bit for a recipe.

After reading the ingredients on the label, I realized it would be so easy to make this wonderful spice at home and would only cost a fraction of what it costs at the store.

Close up of the spices found in garam masala before mixed

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.

Single Serving Recipes Using Garam Masala

Butter Chicken

Saag Paneer

Garam masala on a measuring half teaspoon

Use Garam Masala to flavor a variety of Indian dishes or to liven up chicken, salmon or shrimp.

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Garam Masala Recipe

bowl of garam masala spice

Easy Garam Masala Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Spice
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: spice
Servings: 1 /4 cup
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 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.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 8g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 6.3mg
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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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