Garam Masala (Indian spice mix)

Garam Masala (indian Spice Mix) Recipe

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Karen Vandevander


This is a really great Garam Masala spice mix that my cook gave me when I lived in India. It's wonderful when making Indian food.


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10 Min


  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    cardamom, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
    cloves, ground -- only a teaspoon
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    cumin, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    fennel seeds, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    ginger, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    nutmeg, ground

How to Make Garam Masala (Indian spice mix)


  1. Mix all spices together in a small bowl
    Transfer to an airtight bottle/container for storage
    Store in a cool dark place
    Use in curries, dal, chickpea/choly dishes...any Indian recipe that calls for Garam Masala
  2. If you don't have ground spices, you can put everything into a coffee grinder or break everything down with a mortar and pestal.
  3. REMINDER...if you use a coffee grinder, don't use the one you grind your coffee with as you will not want to use it to grind coffee again; unless you like Garam Masala flavored coffee.

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