Garam masala (from Hindi: गरम मसाला, garam (“hot”) and masala (a mixture of spices)) is a blend of ground spices common in North Indian and other South Asian cuisines. It is used alone or with other seasonings. The word garam refers to “heat” in the Ayurvedic sense of the word, meaning “to heat the body” as these spices, in the Ayurvedic system of medicine, elevate body temperature.
The sweet memory of eating Indian Food in Singapore and Bali couple of years back made me in the mood to make homemade Indian Dishes. I have chickpeas that i never use, so i googled for Indian food with chickpeas as the main ingredient, and I found Chana Masala. One of the spices was Garam Masala and I Couldn’t find it anywhere. So I made my own Homemade Garam Masala. It’ll be in my next blog post.