Rating: 4.68 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

I am always buying garam masala and it is very expensive, so finally I found this recipe. It is much less expensive than buying the premade product.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
17 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
cup
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom seeds, peppercorns, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, cloves, and red chile peppers in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Toast until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

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  • Grind the toasted spices in a clean coffee grinder or spice mill to a fine powder. Spoon in the turmeric, and process to combine. Use immediately, or store in a sealed jar for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

8 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 1.4g; fat 0.3g; sodium 1.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (22)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
This is better than the stuff I buy at the market Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2017
Garam Masala is one of those things where its much cheaper to buy it ready made and its pretty much perfect. By the time you've stocked those other things which you wont be using for much else other than Garam Masala it would cost a lot more to make your own. I buy mine in a big bag - there's nothing to go wrong and they get their relative measurements down to a T. Read More
(2)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
This is better than the stuff I buy at the market Thanks! Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2012
Wow...I am from Yakima too..living in Las Vegas! I knew that I had to try cooking something with this delectable concoction. My husband and I love curries of any kind so this was the next logical step. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I recently bought a coffee grinder at a yard sale for 2 and this will be it's maiden voyage. Thanks again Michelle...Happy Spices! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2012
I love the fragrance of this mixture while you're grinding it. I don't prepare Indian dishes as often as I'd like but having this blend ready will make it easier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2013
This is just right. I sift mine through a screen to get out some of the big stuff and the coriander seed husks. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
This was a great blend for Garam Masala (warming spice). I used it in an Indian Spice Rub and for making my Curry Powder blend. I did this recipe as a part of the Western Region's Faceless Frenzy July 2012. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2015
A good recipe nice and flavourful but needs some work. I think it was quite heavy on the coriander seed. It overpowered all other flavours in my final dish. The turmeric was a little heavy too. I'll redo this recipe with those two ingredients dialed back a bit. Thanks! Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2018
I make this same blend from a recipe I got from an Indian Cook Book around 20-25 years ago. I always have these spices on hand and I'm sure I have saved quite a sum of money. I do however keep my blend for up to 4 or 5 months depending on usage. I keep it in a airtight tin and it stays fresh till I have to make it again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2015
This was so much fun to make. And since I can make my own now I can cook as much Indian as I like! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2016
Followed recipe came out better than expected Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2017
Garam Masala is one of those things where its much cheaper to buy it ready made and its pretty much perfect. By the time you've stocked those other things which you wont be using for much else other than Garam Masala it would cost a lot more to make your own. I buy mine in a big bag - there's nothing to go wrong and they get their relative measurements down to a T. Read More
(2)