Homemade Garam Masala Seasoning is a spice mixture that will take you a long way in adding flavors to your dishes. A simple blend that you just mix and use whenever it calls.
Garam Masala is a spice mixture that will take you a long way in adding flavors to your dishes. It’s roots are in Northern India and Southern Asia and has a very intense and spicy flavor. There are variations of the mixture and this is a simple one that I came up with that does not require you to roast and grind seeds.
You will already have most of the ground spices in your cupboard if not all of them. Just measure out, mix and keep in a jar with a tight fitting lid. You will find yourself using this seasoning mixture over and over again. Spices and herbs are very important components to recipes. Even though some recipes call for measurements that are only 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon you shouldn’t leave them out. The smallest nuances of flavor are very important to the overall quality of a dish. When all of the ingredients are combined your meal will taste wonderful.
My dream is to have this nice little area in my kitchen where all my herbs and spices are in alphabetical order. All of my own spice mixes would be in pretty little glass bottles so that I can see the colors of the mixtures. A gorgeous corner and, of course, the kitchen would always be spotless and my hair would look great. Well, I am getting closer to the herb and spice area anyway.
One of the recipes I have on the blog that uses this Homemade Garam Masala mix is Hearty Chickpeas and Red Lentils. You just might want to give that recipe a try too.
Homemade Garam Masala Seasoning
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- Measure all of the ingredients into a small bowl and mix.
- Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid.