Garam Masala Powder Recipe


Garam Masala Powder (Curry Masala) is a spicy and flavorful Indian masala powder prepared using traditional Indian spices. It can be used as an ingredient in many gravies, curries and dals or as seasoning in many recipes. It is very easy to prepare it at home and can be stored for a long time.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes
15 gms Cinnamon (dalchini/tej)
15 gms Cloves
10 gms Bay leaf (tejpatta)
10 gms Dried Ginger Powder (saunth)
15 gms Cumin Seeds (jeera)
15 gms Coriander (dhania) Seeds
15 gms Cardamom
15 gms Black Peppercorns
15 gms Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
10 gms Mace (javantri)
1/4 Nutmegs (jaiphal)


  1. Take all the above ingredients except dried ginger powder in a heavy bottomed pan and roast for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  2. Cool them and grind them with dried ginger powder into a fine powder.
  3. Store it in an airtight container for up to 4 months. Keep it in a cool, dry and dark place.
Taste: Spicy
Serving Ideas:

  • You can use it in all types of curries, dals and biryani for a spicy flavor.
  • If you prepare curry or dal for 2 persons, then add 1 pinch garam masala in the last step of its preparation.

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Apr 10, 2012 by catchfoods
Very nice masala recipe... spices used in this recipe are in perfect proportion. gives a nice spicy aroma and taste.