garam masala

Homemade Garam Masala Powder

A Garam Masala is a mixture of spices that is widely used to make different kind of recipes in North and South India. Each and every state (or person) uses different types of spices to make Garam Masala. Let’s check out in this post how to make garam masala powder at your home?

garam masala in grinder

For making garam masala powder we need following ingredients:

1) 1 Tablespoon of Jeera (Cumin Seeds):

jeera cumin seeds

2) 4″ Dalchini (Cinnamon):

dalchini cinnamon

3) 15 to 20 Black Peppercorns (Kali or Gol Mirch):

black peppercorn

4) 2 Black Cardamom (Badi Elaichi):

black cardamom

5) 5 Green Cardamom (Elaichi):


6) 10 to 15 Laung (Cloves):


7) 1 Mace (Javitri):


8) Small piece of Jaiphal (Nutmeg):


9) 2 Tablespoon of Coriander Seeds (Dhaniya):

coriander seeds

10) Small Piece of Star Anise (Chakri Phool):

star anise

11) One and a half tablespoon of Saunf (Fennel Seeds):


12) 1 Tablespoon of Poppy Seeds (Khus Khus):

poppy seeds khus khus

13) One and a half tablespoon of Kasuri Methi (Fenugreek Leaves):

kasuri methi

14) 2 to 3 Red Chillies (Lal Mirch):

red chillies

Roast all the above in a pan without oil and at low heat for about one and a half minute. Once roasted, grind them all to make a fine powder.

garam masala in grinder

Important Note: Always keep the homemade garam masala in an air tight container. Moisture or water will ruin the mixture.

Homemade Garam Masala Powder
How to make Garam Masala Powder at home?
Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Spices
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  • 10 to 15 Cloves aka Laung
  • 4" Cinnamon aka Dalchini
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds aka Jeera
  • 1½ tablespoon of Fennel Seeds aka Saunf
  • 5 Green Cardamom aka Elaichi
  • 2 Black Cardamom aka Badi Elaichi
  • 2 tablespoon of Coriander Seeds aka Dhaniya
  • 1 tablespoon of Poppy Seeds aka Khus Khus
  • 15 to 20 Black Peppercorn aka Kali Mirch
  • 1 Small Nutmeg aka Jaiphal
  • 1 Full Mace aka Javitri
  • 1½ Tablespoon of Fenugreek Leaves aka Kasuri Methi
  • 3 Red Chillies aka Lal Mirch
  • 1 Small Star Anise aka Chakri Phool
  1. Roast all the ingredients in a pan (without oil and at low heat) for 90 seconds.
  2. Grind them into a fine powder.
Store homemade garam masala in an air tight container.

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