Garam Masala


Garam Masala is a really common spice blend in Indian food. I have had this posted in a bunch of other recipes but the blend deserves a post of its own. I decided to go with a simpler version since I don’t own a spice blender. To get the best flavors you would have to toast and grind whole spices (cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg seeds, etc.) which is great if you can find the whole spices. I couldn’t so I just went with the ground spices and mixed them together. Very easy to make, and I just store what I don’t use in an empty spice container.

Garam Masala
(Makes 6 Tablespoons)
Printable Version


  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper/cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tsp turmeric


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

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