Anywhere in the globe, Garam Masala is a popular name that instantly connects one to India, the lands of myriad spices and their hearty aroma. In fact, at every Indian kitchen has a Masala Box in which a unique blend of Garam Masala will be stored. It imparts flavor, heat and diversity from one dish to another. Here we will tell you our well tried and tested Garam Masala Recipe and the many benefits of making it at home.
What all are there in Garam Masala?
At least 8-10 different types of spices give that unique flavour and aroma to Garam Masala Powder. And as per your liking, you may add or opt-out some ingredients. Besides enhancing the flavour of your food, garam masala also offers tons of health benefits that include curing digestive issues and boosting your immunity. These powerful spices act also as an antioxidant for the body. The word “Garam” in the vernacular itself means Hot, that gives a hint about the fat burning and metabolism boosting properties of Garam masala. This actually keeps you energized and fastens the fat burning procedure of the body.
- Peppercorn : 2 ½ Tsp.
- Clove : 6 Nos.
- Cinnamon (One Inch Long): 10 Nos.
- Green Cardamom:4 gm
- Mace : 1
- Coriander: 4 Tbsp.
- Fenugreek : 3 Tbsp.
- Nutmeg : 1Tsp.
STEPS OF MAKING
- In a pan dry roast all the ingredients.
- Roast for 2-3 minutes.
- Let it cool down and then transfer them to a grinder.
- Grind them together till the spices turn into a coarse powder.
- Store in an airtight jar to make it last long.
Why you should only use Homemade Garam Masala?
Homemade Garam Masala powder is far more flavoursome and tastier than its readymade counterpart. Once open, the packet of readymade Garam masala easily loses its flavour and freshness mainly because of the inappropriate storing conditions. Besides the proportion of Spices in that particular brand of Garam Masala Powder you’re buying may be different and you won’t even be able to know it. Most importantly, the Garam Masala you prepare on your own is obviously free from the hazardous chemicals hidden in the adulterated Masala Powders that nowadays seem to be flooding the market. So, the safest way is to purchase whole spices and to make your own signature style Garam Masala in small batches. Making it in small quantities also ensures that it gets easily used before losing the flavour. So now that the secret of authentic Garam Masala is out, try it out indeed.