garam masala

Garam Masala Powder Recipe

This is my family recipe to make Indian Garam Masala powder at home. Every family makes it differently, and this provides a signature taste to your curries. Do try.

Course Spice, Spice Mix
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Keyword garam masala powder
recipe garam masala
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 42 kcal
Author Rachna Parmar


  • tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 3 tbsp. cumin seeds
  • 2.5 tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 15 cloves
  • 2 tbsp. green cardamom
  • 3-4 black cardamom
  • 4-5 inch cinnamon
  • 4-5 mace
  • 10 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg


  1. Lightly toast each of them separately on a low flame till aromatic. This helps their essential oils to come out and brings out the flavour and fragrance.

  2. After toasting, cool the ingredients and pound them in a mortar or pestle or if you are more realistic, use your spice blender. :) I generally sieve the mix after blending and then re-blend the hard bits to get a consistent garam masala mix.

  3. Keep this garam masala powder in an airtight container. It will last you for 2-3 months if you don't use it before that. You can store it in the fridge if you wish to use it longer. Though, fresh masala powders do lose their freshness and aroma if kept around for too long.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Garam Masala Powder Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 174mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 8.7%
Iron 19.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.