Basic Garam Masala Powder Recipe - Yummy Traditional

Basic Garam Masala Powder Recipe


Garam masala | whole spices is a blend of ground spices used extensively in Indian/Pakistani cuisines. The spices for garam masala are usually toasted to bring out more flavor and aroma, and then ground. The word masala simply means "spices," and garam means "hot." Thus the term garam masala literally translates to "hot spices." However, garam masala doesn't necessarily constitute a particularly spicy blend.

Today I am gonna share Basic Garam Masala, several types of garam masala available in the market, but the most selling product of different brands is zafrani garam masala.

This type garam masala may be the best choice for Korma, biryani, karahi but in the other type dishes it doesn’t work at all so I thought I share my own garam masala version that is even easy and quick
Six Types whole spices are used in it
black peppercorn,cumin,cardamom,cinnamon,clove and black cardamom 
In which type of meal it works
You can use it in the chana masala, keema aloo, tahari, any types of dal, meat and vegetable curries
So let’s come to know how to prepare a recipe with step by step photos.

We Need:


Dry roast whole spices:
In a pan combine all whole spices, dry roast them for 3 minutes over low-medium flame


Now in the grinder jar put all dry roasted whole spices


Keep grinding till turns to fine powder, transfer to another bowl


Now basic garam masala is ready to use in recipes, you can store it in the airtight bottle for up to 1 month


Basic garam masala is a blend of ground spices used extensively in Indian/Pakistani cuisines...

  1. 4 tbsp, cumin seeds
  2. 3 tbsp, black peppercorn
  3. 7, black cardamom
  4. 6-7, cloves
  5. 2, green cardamom
  6. 2, cinnamon sticks 
How to make basic gram masala?
  1. In a pan put all whole spices black peppercorn, cumin seeds, black and green cardamom, cumin seeds, and cloves
  2. Dry roast them all together for 2-3 minutes
  3. So that its moisture could be removed
  4. Take them out
  5. Now transfer to the grinder jar
  6. Grind them until a fine powder
  7. Take them out from grinding jar
  8. Now basic garam masala is ready to use in recipes
  9. You can store it in the airtight bottle for up to 1 month
  10. Note: according to your need can be increased whole spices in the double quantity  
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