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Basic Garam Masala Recipe

Basic Garam Masala
Garam Masala, which means 'warming spices,' comes from northern India. While our handcrafted Garam Masala blend is immensely popular, many cooks enjoy toasting their own mixture of whole spices and grinding at home. This basic Garam Masala recipe will add delicious depth to your recipes.


Featured in this Recipe

Cardamom, Whole Green Pods

Green Cardamom Pods


Jar, 1/2 Cup, 1.7 oz.
Fenugreek, Whole Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds


Flatpack, 1/2 Cup
Cumin, Whole Seeds

Cumin Seeds


Flatpack, 1/2 Cup
Mace, Blade

Blade Mace


Jar, 1/2 Cup, 0.5 oz.
Bay Leaves, Turkish

Turkish Bay Leaves


Jar, 1/2 Cup, 0.2 oz.

Preparation Instructions:

Break the cinnamon sticks into pieces. Crumble the bay leaves. Heat a heavy frying pan and after 2-3 minutes put in the whole spices. Dry roast over medium heat until the color darkens, stirring or shaking the pan frequently to prevent burning. Leave to cool, then grind. Store in an airtight container. The mixture will keep for 3-4 months.

You can add 2 teaspoons of ground tumeric after grinding to add a golden color to the curry and/or add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground ginger to give some heat, or to taste.



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