Garam Masala (Hot Mixed Spice)

Garam Masala (Hot Mixed Spice)

  • Prep Time: 1 mins
  • Total Time: 1 mins
  • Serves: 24,Yield: 1cup
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a multipuropse spice. I used to buy it from ethnic east indian stores but I have started making it from the dry spices. The aroma and taste are exceptional.”


  • 12black peppercorns
  • 3cardamom seeds, crack and peel the green shell off
  • 12cloves
  • 1cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 cupcoriander seed
  • 1/2 cupcumin seed
  • fennel seed
  • nutmeg
  • Directions

  • This spice is used in many indian receipes to add flavor.
  • It can also be used as garnish for salad, yogurt, meat etc.
  • The proportion of the ingredients can be changed to suit one’s personal taste.
  • Place all dry ingredients in a blender and blend into a fine powder.
  • The spice powder can be stored in any airtight container.
  • Reviews

  • “I halved this recipe, although now I wish I had a made a full batch! Instead of a blender, I used a coffee grinder, part of my decision to halve it. I love the detail in the instructions saying to “crack and peel the green shell off” the cardamom seeds; I would have done it anyway, but there was a time when I was learning to cook that I might not have lol!. The resulting spice mix is quite nice! Thanks, Avtar Singh! Made for ZWT4.”

  • “Thank you for this recipe.The other day I was wanting to make chicken tikkie masala and didn’t have (my super market)all the spices required. I will now seek all these and make my own Masala for when need it.Thank you once again”