How to make Garam Masala -

Aromatic masala used widely in Indian cooking.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cumin seeds (जीरा), Coriander seeds (साबुत सूखा धनिया)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Powders

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Garam Masala

Garam Masala Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Garam Masala Recipe

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 cup

  • Coriander seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Cloves 1 tablespoon

  • Black pepper 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon 15-20 sticks of 1 inch

  • Black cardamoms 8-10

  • Green cardamoms 15-20

  • Nutmeg 1

  • Mace a little


Step 1

Take a pan and lightly roast the whole masalas one by one: cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black pepper, cloves, small cardamoms, big cardamoms, nutmeg, cinnamon and mace.

Step 2

Mix all the spices, let cool and grind to a fine powder.

Step 3

If required, sieve. Store in an airtight jar.

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