Homemade Garam Masala

Procedure to make garam masala step by step

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Recipe prepared by Smt Jhansi Lakshmi
Article written by Lakshmi Aparna

Garam masala is a blend of common spices in India. The composition of garam masala differs regionally with the recipe, generally customized to regional and personal taste.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Shelf life: Approximately 60 days
1 bowl measuring: 250 ml
Used medium flame


Coriander Seeds: 1 bowl
Coriander Seeds
Cloves: 2 tbsp

Ceylon Cinnamon: 9 pieces (approximately 2 or 3 inches)

Cardamom: 15-20

Red Chillies: Few
Red Chillies

Black Pepper: 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds: 1 tbsp

Cumin Seeds


Step 1: Dry all the spices in sunlight for 2 to 3 hours preferably in hot sun if possible

Step 2:
Roast Coriander seeds on a pan for 2 minutes
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Step 3: Roast remaining spices for 1 minute except for Cumin seeds (Because cumin seeds may get burnt quickly)
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Step 4: Once the above mixture is roasted enough, add cumin seeds and roast the mixture for half a minute
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Step 5: Let the spices cool, add 1/2 tsp Salt* and blend it into fine powder (as required)

*Adding salt will add more shelf life to it. Not necessary to add salt if preparing for 10 days 
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Garam masala is ready
Garam Masala

If Garam masala is ready at home we can easily cook items like Classic Prawns Curry, Broad Beans Fried Rice, Aaloo Kurma, Special Chicken Biryani, Royyala Iguru, Aaloo Tomato Kurma, Mealmaker Kheema Curry, Senagapappu Beerakaya, Chicken Fry, Chicken Curry, Natukodi Pulusu

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