Garam Masala Spice Blend
Garam Masala

This particular spice blend recipe hugs the boundary between sweet and savory. I find it extremely versatile for most recipes. I also like the added benefits of having ginger and turmeric included – which are wonderful anti-inflammatory spices.

When adding to a recipe, add nearer to the end. It is also important to use just a little as it can easily become overpowering in a dish and it can warm your stomach too much.

This recipe makes a small amount. This is so that you can experiment until it perfectly matches your taste. Once perfected,  you can make larger batches and have it on hand.

If you choose to use whole spices, go the extra step of roasting them prior to grinding. Roasting helps the spices to release their aroma.

Note of caution:  Do not roast black cardamon (not used in this recipe, but you may want to try it at some point) as roasting can make it bitter.


Garam Masala Spice Blend Recipe

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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
20 g 5 minutes 0

Recipe Notes

  • Feel free to play with this recipe. A true Garam Masala is tailored to an individual or family’s taste.
  • There is no salt in this blend, so salt the recipe you are using this blend with to your taste.


  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Coriander
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Green Cardamom
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric


Garam Masala
Gather your ingredients and mix them together well. Transfer to a clean spice container. To keep it fresh, store in a cupboard or drawer away from direct sunlight or heat.
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