Spice up with Garam Masala

by Pritya Books on February 1, 2012

Quick Garam Masala Recipe

Garam Masala – the very name conjours hot and spicy Indian flavours. A spice mixture used extensively in North Indian food, it is available in various brands in all grocery stores. Many still prepare this at home and in smaller quantities. Again, each home and each state has its own proportion of spices, but all in all, it is a mixture of spicy condiments such as peppers and cloves! Here we share with you our Garam Masala Recipe which we adopted from the kitchens at KARE, the Ayurvedic retreat in Pune.


  • ¼ cup coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • tsp black cumin seeds
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 cloves
  • 3 black cardamom
  • 6 peppercorns


Dry roast all the above ingredients over low flame until their aromas rise. Cool and grind into a fine powder and store in an air tight container.

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