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a bowl of brown spices with a spoon

Garam Masala Recipe

This homemade garam masala recipes comes together in under 15 minutes and has a wonderfully deep fragrance and taste.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Indian
5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 8kcal



  • Place all the whole spices (coriander, cumin, cloves, cardamom) in a skillet over medium low heat and toast until they become fragrant, stirring often, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let the spices cool slightly.
  • Place them in a spice grinder or a mortar with the bay leaf and grind them until a *mostly fine powder is formed (it doesn't have to be super fine).
  • Mix together with the ground spices.
  • Store in a covered jar in a cool dark place for up to 1 year.


  1. If using ground spices only, place them all in a skillet and toast then for 1-2 minutes, stirring. This will give them an extra boost of flavor as it helps bring some oils out.
  2. Add ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper if you want some heat to your seasoning blend.
  3. Store in a jar with a lid in a cool dark place to keep it fresh.


Serving: 1teaspoon | Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg