Taste: Warm, complex, mildly spicy
Most Popular Use: Curries, stir-fries, vegetables, dahls
Garam Masala translates literally to "warm spice" in Hindi, the word masala simply means "spices," while garam means "hot." A staple of North Indian cooking, garam masala can be prepared literally thousands of ways and varies from chef to chef. Key spices include cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, cardamom, peppercorns & more. Our garam masala is toasted and freshly ground, using a traditional Punjabi family recipe. Include to add complex flavor and heat to chicken tikka masala (a British invention), traditional curries, braised vegetables or lentils.
How It's Made: Freshly Ground From 15+ Spices
Our garam masala starts with 15+ whole, high quality spices, transparently sourced from farms and merchants around the world. These spices are then toasted to release essentials oils. We then grind each spice into a powder and blend. Spice blends are made fresh in-house each week, just before shipping direct to your door.
Garam Masala Variations
In North Indian cuisine, garam masala is typically used as a powder, while in southern India, garam masala is made into a paste using coconut milk, vinegar or water. The closer to the equator, the hotter Indian spices tends to be, as chiles thrive in hotter climates, so Southern India garam masala blends tend to be hotter.
Cooking With Garam Masala
Garam masala pairs well with Indian-inspired dishes like chicken tikka masala, curries, braised vegetables or dahls. Make it easy and rub onto sweet potato wedges or whip up an easy garam masala sauce. Or change it up to add unexpected flavor to desserts like pumpkin pie or chocolate truffles.
Buying Spices in Small Batches
Garam masala should be purchased in small batches and then stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark spot like your kitchen pantry. We recommend buying in small batches as ground spices will lose their flavor after just a couple months, changing the flavor profile of the blend.
Toasted coriander, toasted cumin, black peppercorns, cinnamon, fennel, fenugreek, green cardamom, bay leaves, black cardamom, black cumin, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, star anise
Garam Masala, Freshly Ground Recipes
Really brilliant quality, you need only a little to get maximum flavour out of it! Used it on my chicken and even to roast veggies, added the perfect flavour to everything we made! Brilliant product! A must try
If you are looking for real spices look no farther. Awesome tasting and gives the food an authentic flavor which is very important to me.
The smell while cooking was incredible and the flavor was amazing. Definitely a holy grail spice!
I was not able to add a real Punjabi taste to chicken tikka which I was trying to cook at home. Luckily one of my friend recommended me about this masala and it worked for me. Not only for my spicy chicken recipe but it works perfectly for me to add a real taste in other dishes as well.
I had a friend introduce me to the greatness that is homemade chicken tikka masala. I kept buying way too many individual spices to get the garam masala and now I just use this one to make a killer chicken tikka and it works perfectly every time. Love this stuff.
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