How to Make Garam Masala

Garam masala is a mixture of aromatic spices commonly used in Indian cooking. It adds a beautiful flavor to many dishes, and I always keep some on hand. My local stores don’t carry it, however, so I created this recipe. Here are the ingredients you will need:

If you do not have a digital kitchen scale, I highly recommend getting one! (See this post for all of the reasons why I think everyone should use a kitchen scale.)

Weigh (or measure) all the spices into a bowl. Please note that these photos show a double batch. I love Indian food, so I use a lot of garam masala!

Whisk well to make sure all the spices are evenly blended:

That’s it! Your garam masala is ready to use. Store in an airtight container, and give it a stir or shake prior to each use.



Garam Masala

Make this blend of aromatic spices that is essential for many Indian recipes.

Course Seasoning
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 47 tsp
Calories 6 kcal
Author Deborah Mesdag


  • 26 g (6 TBS + 2 tsp) Ground Coriander
  • 20 g (2 TBS + 2 tsp) Black Pepper
  • 20 g (3 TBS) Ground Cumin
  • 13 g (2 TBS + 1/2 tsp) Ground Cardamom
  • 13 g (1 TBS + 2 tsp) Ground Cinnamon
  • 5 g (1 TBS + 1/8 tsp) Ground Ginger
  • 2 g (3/4 tsp) Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 g (1/2 tsp) Ground Cloves


  1. Weigh (or measure) all of the spices into a bowl.

  2. Whisk well to combine, making sure that the spices are evenly blended.

  3. Store in an airtight container, and give the blend a stir or shake it prior to each use.

4 thoughts on “How to Make Garam Masala”

  1. Thank you for the Worcester sauce, so I dropped in to get the magic mix and it led to Garamond masala…. you know how it is! 😉

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