Homemade Garam Masala (Indian Spice Mix)

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This is the most loved and extensively used spice mix in Indian households and we all have our own version of making this at home. The flavor and aroma of homemade garam masala in our dishes cannot be missed! I have tried lot of store bought garam masala in the past and none of them could compete with the homemade version. I prepare small batches so that i get the most of aroma and flavor.

Makes 30 gm of garam masala 
Cuisine : Indian
Difficulty level : Easy


6 Green Cardamom pods (Hari ilaichi)
4 gm or four 2″ long cinnamon sticks (dalchini) (preferably ceylon cinnamon)
1 tsp Black Peppercorns (kali mirch)
1.5 tsp cloves (laung)
2 tsp Coriander seeds (sabut dhania)
2 tsp Cumin seeds (Jeera)
2 Black cardamom (badi ilaichi)
1/2 or 3 petals Star anise (chakar phool)
1 Mace (Javitri) strand
1 Bay leaf (tej patta)


  1. Put all the spices in a pan and dry roast on medium flame for one minute. (Roasting is done to get rid of moisture and it enhances the flavor and aroma.)

2. Remove from flame and let it cool down at the room temperature.

3. Put the roasted spices in a grinder and grind well.

4. You can (I don’t) pass it through a sieve to get that powder like consistency. Put the coarse parts in the grinder and process again.

5. Store the garam masala in an air tight container.

Homemade Garam Masala

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14 thoughts on “Homemade Garam Masala (Indian Spice Mix)

  1. V good Garam masala adds to the unique taste and flavour in our dishes besides making our food easily digestible

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