Garam Masala

Garam Masala is a blend of ground spices mainly coming from Indian cuisine and can be used in many dishes to deepen the aromatic flavour.

Not only is it quick & easy to make but you can alter the spice level depending on your liking! Using just a few spices it can be stored in your cupboard ready to add to dishes such as curries, stews, soups and as an exciting seasoning.


1 tbsp black pepper

1 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp cardamon pods (peeled)

1 tbsp coriander

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp chilli (increase for more spice!)

5 cloves

Add all ingredients to a pestle & mortar and grind until fine powder. If you are using ground spices already then put all the ingredients into a jar or container and shake well to mix!

TOP TIP: if using whole cardamon pods; save the skins in a small drawstring cloth bag and leave in your dishtowel or underwear draw for fragrant smell!

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Have you tried this recipe? We would love to hear from you!

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