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.

 

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

2 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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