Indian Garam Masala Recipe, The Authentic Stuff

If you love Indian dishes or want to start making some of your own you’ll need this recipe for an authentic Garam Masala. It’s not until you get into cooking some Indian recipes, do you realize the importance of knowing how to make authentic Indian Garam Masala.

I can personally remember it clear as can be, there I am with all my ingredients ready to rock in the kitchen, freshly printed off recipe from the internet and pumped to get whipping some Indian food. Trying to be all TV chef like I start measuring ingredients out into some little ramekins and as my eyes shoot down the list of stuff I need, there it is; Garam Masala. What the heck?!

Needless to say, the Indian chef fun for the night was then delayed for another day. That’s exactly what you don’t want to deal with when you’re ready to whip your next curry.

So we’ve put together this authentic recipe for you to use so you’ll never be stuck in a situation like that because it sucks!

Authentic Garam Masala Recipe Ingredients

  1. 4 Tablespoons of Coriander Seeds
  2. 1 Tablespoon of Cumin Seeds
  3. 1 Tablespoon of Black Pepper
  4. 1/4 Tablespoon of Cloves
  5. 1/4 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
  6. 1/4 Tablespoon of Nutmeg
  7. 1/4 Tablespoon of Bay Leaves
  8. 1/4 Tablespoon of Dry Ginger
  9. 1/4 Tablespoon of Cardamoms
  10. 1 Star Anise


Now to make the Garam Masala it’s a two part process. First you’ll want to dump all these ingredients into a warm pan with nothing in it at all. There’s no need for oil or anything else, you’ll want to dry roast these spices slowly. Once they start kicking up that sweet scent of Indian goodness, it’s time to take them off the heat.

This stuff can burn fast so just warm and stir them around till it’s kicking up that funk. Now you can move on to step two which is grinding all this stuff up.

You can rock a mortar and pestle or toss it all into a coffee grinder. Whichever method you choose just make sure to grind it all up into a powder and there you have it! Your very own homemade and authentic Indian Garam Masala.

Take this recipe and multiply out the ingredients if you want to whip a huge batch of it up because it can store fine in a sealed container for months on end.

If you’re short on time you can always order up some Garam Masala and have it shipped right to your door.