Archive for July 28th, 2013

Garam Masala Powder

The last time I brought garam masala powder from the store, it didn’t have any aroma at all. So, today while cooking Sprouted Green Gram Palya/Sabzi I decided to prepare the garam masala fresh at home. It was quite easy and took me just a few minutes. I searched lots of recipes and created my own version such that I could use it in all vegetables.


  • 1/4 cup coriander seeds
  • 1/4 cup cumin seeds
  • Cardamom – 2 tblsp
  • black pepper – 2 tblsp
  • Cloves – 2 tblsp
  • Fennel Seeds – 2 tblsp
  • Cinnamon – 6 sticks
  • Bay leaves – 2 large
  • Black Cardamom – (optional)
  • Roasted Nutmeg – (optional)


  • Fry the ingredients on low heat
  • When you get a nice aroma, switch off the stove
  • Grind when cooled
  • Strain and grind again to get a fine powder.
  • garam-masalaAdd 1-2 tsp to any vegetable you are cooking at the end.
    use-garam-masalaThe house smells so good, and the food just tastes delicious.
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