How To Make Classic Indian Garam Masala

Indian Garam MasalaIf you've tried Indian cuisine in your kitchen, you've probably encountered one of the most pungent and flavorful seasoning agent used in large number of Indian recipes called - Garam Masala. Today, we're going to see how we can make authentic Indian Garam Masala for making delicious and spicy Indian curries. You can easily keep this spice powder for several months in an air tight container. Fresh whole spices are required to get the best results. Remember, instead of making fine powder, keep it slightly coarse to ensure you get the maximum flavor. Although this spice powder is generally used in curries, you can use its roasted form in salads and dips too. Let's make this yummy seasoning.

Indian Garam Masala
How To Make Classic Indian Garam Masala

Indian garam masala

Learn how you can make classic Indian garam masala in an easy way which can be used in different recipes for flavoring and can be stored for a long time.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 minutes
Servings: 25

  • 40 gm black peppercorns
  • 20 gm cloves
  • 40 gm cinnamon sticks
  • 30 gm black cardamoms (peeled)
  • 20 gm black cumin seeds
  • 10 gm green cardamoms (peeled)
  • 10 gm coriander seeds


  1. On a low flame lightly roast all the whole spices on a griddle till a pungent smell is released.
  2. Grind them into slightly coarse powder.
  3. Store in an air tight container and use whenever required.