Monday 11 August 2014

Home-made Garam Masala Powder

Garam Masala Powder -- the spice blend that adds a beautiful flavor to the dishes.  It is an indispensable item in an Indian kitchen.  It is used either at the end of cooking (if using powder) or in the beginning (if using the pieces) to add flavor to a dish.  It needs to be used in small quantities only, else the smell can be overpowering.

To get more aroma in your dishes, use home-made garam masala powder.

Garam masala powder, home-made garam masala


  • Coriander seeds - 50 gm
  • Fennel Seeds - 50 gm
  • Cumin seeds - 30 gm
  • Cardamom - 8
  • Cinnamon - 6, 1-inch sticks
  • Cloves - 1 tbl spn
  • Pepper corns - 1 tsp
  • Staranise - 2
  • Nutmeg - 2 small
  • Bay leaves - 2

How to Prepare Home-made Garam Masala Powder:

  • Heat a kadai/pan and dry roast all the ingredients one by one.  Do it on medium flame and stir it constantly to ensure even roasting.
  • Let them cool down and grind all to a fine powder.
  • Sieve it to remove any big pieces.
  • Store in an air-tight container.


Kurinji said...

useful post and lovely clicks...

Magees kitchenworld said...

Flavorful masala.

Julie said...

i too make this at home,love homemade garam masala :)

Swathi said...

Homemade gram masala is best.

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