Garam Masala

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By C C
from Seattle, WA

If you need a quick & easy garam masala, but can’t buy one at the store, or if you need a base recipe that you can adjust the spices to your needs, this is a good base to work from. I needed this because someone in my family has a cumin sensitivity. I don’t recommend skipping the cumin if you don’t need to! If on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Penzeys & McCormick have in the past verified that they don’t use processing aides/anti-caking agents not listed on the ingredients for their spices. Always good to check, as companies can change how they do things. I often grind whole spices.

prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp
    ground cardamom
  • 2 tsp
    ground coriander seed
  • 2 tsp
    ground ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • WE LEAVE OUT FOR SENSITIVITY ONE FAMILY MEMBER HAS, BUT YOU MAY ADD:
  • 1-3 tsp
    ground cumin (optional, amount depending on your preference. i recommend adding, if you don’t have a sensitivity)
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How To Make

  • 1
    Mix all together & use in recipes calling for garam masala.
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