There’s nothing like cooking with freshly grounded masala. The rich, extra flavor and aroma these fresh spices add to the dish is incomparable. Garam Masala is widely used in India specially to cook North Indian dishes. You will find many versions of this masala, but today I will be sharing the recipe which has been passed down for years in my family.
Check out few curry and dal recipes which you can try using garam masala:
Gobi Matar Rasedar / Cauliflower peas Curry
Aloo Methi Recipe / Potatoes with fenugreek Leaves
Baingan bharta (Grilled Aubergine)
Gobi Matar Rasedaar
Rajma Chawal (Red kidney beans curry and rice)
Garam Masala Recipe
- 1/2 cup coriander seeds
- 1/4 cup fennel seeds
- 3 Tbsp cumin seeds
- 2 Tbsp green cardamom
- 2 inch cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp cloves
- 2 tsp black peppercorn
- 1 star anise
- 1 nutmeg
- 3 bay leaf
Dry roast all ingredients on low flame for few minutes till a nice aroma rises.
Let it cool down.
Grind everything down to a fine powder and transfer the content on a dry large plate.
Transfer the content in an airtight container and store it in a cool place.
Always use a dry spoon to use this powder which will help in storing it for a longer time. Stored this way, the spices should stay fresh for about 3 months.
Smitha Kalluraya says
indeed nothing can beat homemade ..aromatic,fresh n hygenic..
Rafeeda AR says
oh wow… congrats dear… 🙂
Di Hill says
I've never tried it. The only Marsala I have experienced is we drink it – and I see it is spelled differently. I will just have to get out more and explore Indian food more.
Jamie Knupp says
congrats on being yummly certified! Checking out your guest post now 🙂
nandoos Kitchen says
Congrats dear. nice flavourful garam masala
Priya Anandakumar says
wonderful made and aromatic garam masala….
tranquille LLC says
Priya, this looks wonderful!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can hardly wait to make this. Congrats on becoming Yummly certified:-) I love to mix spices and aromatics as the scents are delicious when they linger in the air.
One question; can I store some in a tin in the freezer to keep it fresh?
Tin im not sure dear but you have to store it in a air tight container in a cool place. You can refrigerate but make sure no moisture goes in it or it will get spoilt..
Ramesh G says
Nice aroma… good