Garam Masala is a seasoning blend that is popularly used in the northern and southern regions of India, as well as southern Asia. The word spice is derived from the word masala while garam stands for “hot”.
A highly popular and appealing product in India, this seasoning substance is a form of mixed curry, which comprises 32 spices, originating from the Punjab region of Northern India. These spices are blended and then roasted traditionally to extract the aromatic oils.
The attractive fragrant spice can be used in every Indian cuisine, as it can season varieties of food, ranging from pork, chicken, lamb, goat, potatoes, beans, fish, vegetables, to mention a few.
As a highly aromatic seasoning with a strong pleasant–odor, Garam Masala, is also commonly used in Bangladesh, Indian, and Pakistan dishes. In fact, this general purpose-flavored Indian spice blend is sweet, savory, and unique, even with its few simple ingredients. You can apply it solely to your dishes or combine it with other seasonings if you wish.
Garam Masala is crafted from several ingredients, among which are:
- Hand-mixed from Moroccan coriander
- Cardamom from Tamil Nadu, India
- Tellicherry pepper
- Zanzibar cloves