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Garam Masala

Garam Masala or the blend of spices is a pretty common word in every family of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. A blend of ground spices, this necessary ingredient is the heart of most Indian and South Asian dishes. This magical blend of spices is used in a small quantity at the end of cooking or fried in the beginning of cooking to add a subtle flavor to the cooked dish.


The word Garam Masala means a 'hot spice'. Though, garam masala is not a spice in itself, but a wonderfully aromatic blend of spices used to give freshness and immediacy to a dish. It contains spices like cardamom pods, whole cloves, peppercorns, whole cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, ground nutmeg and other spices.