Garam Masala - Aromatic Kashmiri Spice Blend for Spicy Cooking!
35 mins (prep 30, cooking 5)
10 ingredients
1 servings
Garam Masala is an aromatic and hot spice mixture that is essential to numerous types of dishes in Indian, Nepalese and Pakistani cooking. The words mean "hot spices" and as well as adding the "heat" to Indian cooking, the spice mix should be subtle and aromatic. It is usually added towards the end of the cooking time, or even as a final garnish, unlike commercial curry powders that need to "cook" off the cornflour and other anti-clogging ingredients. This is my favourite Garam Masala mixture; there is no "standardised" recipe for this spice mixture, but I suspect that every Indian, Nepalese and Pakistani home will have their own "secret" mix! Grind the spices in smallish quantities to preserve the flavour and quality of the mixture, and then store in an airtight container, away from direct sunlight and heat. NB: Black cumin seeds are also called Royal Cumin or Shah Zeera. This spice mix makes a great gift - especially if you tie a recipe card around the neck of the jar with a whole piece of cinnamon!

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Serving Size (184.53 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 601.36 Calories from Fat 323.55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35.95g 55.3%
Saturated Fat 4.34g 21.71%
Trans Fat 0.11g %
Cholesterol 4.83mg 1.61%
Sodium 382.23mg 15.93%
Total Carbohydrate 87.63g 29.21%
Dietary Fiber 41.76 g 167.02%
Sugars 2.98 g %
Protein 22.4g 44.79%
Vitamin A 1035.99IU% Vitamin C 15.22mg%
Calcium 1364.91mg% Iron 62.62mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
black cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg