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a square bowl filled with garam masala and a mini wooden spoon inside
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Garam Masala

Learn how to make Garam Masala from scratch using fragrant spices and just 5 minutes. Including instructions for pre-ground spices to make this recipe a breeze, or the more traditional method of whole toasted spices.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Spice
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: garam masala, garma masala recipe
Servings: 11
Calories: 5kcal


  • 1 tablespoon cumin ground
  • 2 teaspoon coriander ground
  • 2 teaspoon cardamom ground
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon ground
  • 1 teaspoon pepper ground
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg ground
  • ½ teaspoon cloves ground


  • Mix all the ingredients together and transfer to an airtight container.


  1. Recipe will yield 11.5 teaspoons.
  2. Your spice blend will last up to 4 years if properly stored. Now, the blend will never go "bad" or "foul" since there is no moisture present. It will simply lose potency and flavor. I find it makes my life easier to mark my blends with a date to keep better track of them. To see if your blend is still good, a classic sniff test will do the trick.


Serving: 1tsp | Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg