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Garam Masala

All Spice Powder

Recipe by Lata Anand of Santa Clara, US

Our chef's recipe of making garam masala.

Ingredients vegetarian 1 servings

  • 3 tbsps. Cumin Seeds
  • ¼ cup Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsps. Mace
  • 2 tbsps. Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Black Cardamom, seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cloves
  • 1 tbsp Pomegranate Seeds


  1. On the hot plate roast all the spices in low heat.
  2. Grind them well and mix anardana powder. Note: Quantity will be about 3/4 cup of the powder.


Mohammad Anwar Memon

Mohammad Anwar Memon

Latajee, dont you think 3/4 cup of Anardana powder will be toooooooooooo much for just garam masala. Is this the recipe of garam masala or Khatti (sour) chutnery ????


To, Lata Anand of Santa Clara, US Madam, You have used non-quantitative volumetric measures for the ingredients, which are of widely differing shapes and sizes. This is too much of an approximation, as they say "Andaz Tappe". Therefore, the recipe is not at all meaningful in imparting a definite flavour status to the masala. Hence, whatever emerges out of the preparation effort will have to be accepted, hoping that it will not be so unbearably unacceptable that the expensive spices go a waste. Quantitative(weight) measures are a must for every specific product, particularly, a food item. Regards. Ramesh


What an interesting site! I found you while trying to learn the difference between garam masala and curry - are they interchangeable terms?


hi lata, pomegranate seeds r not use in garam masala recipe u can use nutmeg,green cardamom,blackcumin. thanks Roshan


nice but pls also tell the common nameof ingredients u give in ur list. like wat dose mace means?pls specifyits meaning beneath it,rest is nice. thankx 4 making us aware of simple garam masala recipe