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Garam Masala
Garam Masala literally means hot spice, and is a blend of several dry roasted, ground spices including cardamom, coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon and black pepper. It is used in the colder Northern Indian areas and has no chillies in it, as these cause perspiration which in effect cools the body. Its name then means the opposite of the effect it imparts, as it creates a subtle, warming taste when added to foods.
Category: Spice
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Find garam masala in the international section of the supermarket or South Asian store. It is also easy to make your own blend.
To Store:
Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid in a dark place or spice rack. If desired, freeze to maintain freshness.
Tips & Tricks:
Cooking Tips:
Use at the end of cooking or fry in the beginning of cooking, in small amounts or else it will overpower the other flavours in the dish.

Nutrition per 100 Grams:


Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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