Updated: Jun 29
Why you must prepare Garam Masala at home?
What is Garam Masala?
Garam Masala is a versatile and typical Indian spice mix that is used in almost every veg and non-veg dish. It contains various types of aromatic and tasteful spices which are either grounded or used as whole in a specific quantity. You will find Garam Masala in almost every Indian Household. Everyone has their different version of Garam Masala based on their taste and preferences.
Due to growing adulteration practices by Major Spices company, every Indian family prefers to make homemade Garam Masala instead of getting ready made masala.
How Garam Masala is Used in Indian Cooking?
Garam masala can be used in either grounded or whole form. Almost every Indian dish makes the use of Garam Masala in it. The word “Garam Masala” itself suggests its property, it literally means “Hot Spice” that is used to warm up our body. It is used in moderate quantities in summer, while more in winter and monsoon season. It has good antioxidant properties, boosts metabolism, boosts digestion and also an immunity booster, so adding up in dishes makes it healthy and delicious as well.
How to make it at home?
Here is the General Recipe of Garam Masala which you will find in majority of households –
Main ingredients for Garam Masala: 400gm serving
1.5 cup Coriander seeds
1 cup Jeera / Cumin Seeds
4 tbsp black pepper / Kali Mirch
6-7 dried Red chilli / Lal Mirch
10 star anise / Badiya
5-6 inch Cinnamon / Dalchini
4-5 Mace / Javitri
10 Black Cardamom / Badi Ilaichi
3-4 Nutmeg / Jaifal
6 tsp Cardamom / Ilaichi
2 tbsp Clove / Laung
4 tsp Fennel Seed / Saunf
10-12 Bay leaves / Tej Patte
Roast individual spice on a slow flame until they become aromatic and slightly dark in color.
Please note: Do not roast them all at once, by doing some spices may burn and lose their aroma.
After roasting, mix all in one grinder and grind it and store it in an airtight container for using all round the year.
Why not purchase ready made?
The main reason why you should not purchase the ready made Garam Masala is that it is made out of the fixed recipe that won’t suit every family’s taste.
Moreover, almost every brand that you see on the market selling their grounded spice is making the customers fool in terms of their quality.
If you see the ingredients of the leading brands in the market, you will be shocked by the ingredients that they even use the iodised salt in Garam Masala!
Some companies even mix the wood powder and rice flour to the spices. The spice quality used to make this powder will be of very sub-par quality too.
So you will never come to know exactly what quality spices are being used in those ready made packaged masala.
Why JustSpices Whole Spice Mix is the best for you??
Here at Justspices, we only use best quality ingredients and spices to make our blends and even the spices are 100% Pure and Natural. Even without compromising on the quality, we are still able to provide spices at competitive prices.
To overcome this garam masala need, we have introduced our Whole spice mix for Indian family. In the package you will find all the spices packed in a zip pouch. You can check out every single ingredient contained in the packaging and its quality.
It’s the best alternative for them to switch to home made with actually saving the time.
Just pour out the spices from the pack and heat them on the pan (Optional) then mix into the mixi and grind it. Your home-made, high quality Garam Masala is ready. It’s so simple yet healthy!