Garam Masala (Spice)

Garam Masala or mashla  (spice-mix) is the soul of many of the Indian dishes. The amount you will get from the ingredients listed below is a lot, and can be used many times over. However, it is easy to make larger amounts. This spice-mix can be used in daily cooking as garam masala as well as Biryani mashla.

1 tbs cumin seeds (Saah Jeera)

1 tbs coriander seeds

1 tbs black pepper

1 tbs white pepper

2 or 3 black cardamom

7 or 8 green cardamom

1 whole nutmeg (jaifol)

2 whole maces (javetri flower)

5 or 6 whole cloves

1 inch long cinnamon stick


Dry roast all the whole spices on a hot tawa, till they start to release their aroma.


Take them off the heat and let them cool a little following which blend them to get the powdered spice.


You can sieve coarse grounded spices to get finer powder if you wish. Keep the powder in an air tight container for longer use.



How to Make Garam Masala
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