Garam Masala (India) is the most fragrant & wonderfully aromatic blend of spices used throughout India, garam means "hot" or "heating" and masala means "spice blend". The "hot" does not necessarily refer to the kind of heat we find in hot chilies, but to the fact that the spices are first toasted, then ground.
Background We've heard the delicate marriage of spices in Garam Masala increases body temperature, where one feels a pleasant, warm glow after eating a masala-flavored dish. Masalas most often include black pepper and cinnamon or cassia which carry some heat. Many of the traditional spices used in Garam Masala are most familiar in the West as sweet aromatic spices used in desserts or baking: cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mace, for example.
Regional Cuisine The diverse regions of India use different combinations and the blends of Garam Masala and will also differ from household to household where proportions may vary according to the dish being prepared. This special blend of spices is used in a small quantity at the end of cooking or fried in the beginning of cooking to add a subtle flavor to the cooked dish. Please note, Garam Masala must be added in small quantities, or else it will overpower the dish.
Indian Garam Masala
Coriander, cumin, black peppercorn, black caraway, ginger, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, bay leaf
Non-GMO: made with non GMO ingredients
GF: made with gluten free ingredients
100% Natural: no additives, bulkers, preservatives or MSG
No Nuts: this spice blends does not contain nuts, but is processed in a facility that also processes nuts
Vegan: This spice blend does not contain any animal products
Made proudly in Montana, USA
Flavor and Uses:
Without a doubt, the one dish at The Silk Road Restaurant that was the number one seller, consecutively, since the first day it debuted, was the Indian coconut lamb curry made with this wonderfully complex Garam Masala called Kid Nu Gosht.
The Kid Nu Gosht on the 2oz spice can is our "Quick and Easy" starter recipe, but in truth, the restaurant version is a very slow, time-intensive recipe taking about 3-4 hours in total. Find the recipe in our Recipe Library!