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Pakistani Garam Masala

>>  Saturday, September 19, 2015

For the final day under Condiments for BM#56, Buffet on Table, I have an aromatic Garam Masala from our neighboring country, Pakistan.

This was one of the smartest moves I must have made for this BM. I just about went on clicking pictures of everything I cooked and while in the process it struck me that I could use this for condiments. That saved me one days work. Garam Masala as it goes, has so many different blends and everything is claimed to be the authentic. 

We make the simplest Garam Masala at home, that I use for my regular day to day cooking. While the store bought garam masala is used for chhole etc. Then there is always some new garam masala that gets ground and I keep using it for a while. I guess this must be same for so many of you. 


Anyway to cut the story short, I make sure I record it for my own use later. There have been so many instance when I forget something and I check my sites for clarification. So this is as good as that!

What I prepared with this Garam masala will be shortly shared, so until then enjoy these clicks and the Garam Masala!

I adapted my masala from here.


Pakistani Garam Masala Powder

Cumin Seeds / Sufaid Zeera - 4 tbsp.
Whole Black Peppers / Saabut Kaali Mirch 1 tbsp.
Cloves / Loung 1 tsp.
Seeds from 4 to 5 Black Cardamoms / Kaali Bari Ilaichi

How to make the Garam Masala Powder

Roast all the ingredients. Grind to a smooth powder once it is cooled down.

Store in an air tight container for longer shelf life.



Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 56



17 comments :

vaishali sabnani September 19, 2015 at 6:35 AM  

We have so many versions of Garam masala...each one would lend a different flavor..i can get the aroma right here of this spice

Padma Rekha September 19, 2015 at 11:58 AM  

So many versions of garam masala this one is interesting Valli no coriander seeds and cinnamon!!! usually we use coriander seeds and cinnamon right.Wanted to try this once....

The Pumpkin Farm September 19, 2015 at 10:28 PM  

this seems like an easy garam masala , pretty versatile and handy...nice pics

Sapana Behl September 20, 2015 at 1:25 AM  

Love to know yet another version of garam masala.Very nice recipes throughout the series .

Priya Suresh September 20, 2015 at 11:10 PM  

Wow, this garam masala sounds prefect for me to give a try, interesting pick again.

Usha September 21, 2015 at 3:10 AM  

I use store bought garam masala for choley and grilled food.. :) And I too refer to my blog very often for clarification on some of the recipes. This garam masala has very few ingredients and nice styling, specially the first picture.

Kalyani September 21, 2015 at 9:49 AM  

nice props there valli !! homemade garam masalas are so good arent they >>

Sandhiya September 22, 2015 at 2:17 PM  

Flavorful masala..Interesting to know about different type of garam masala..

Priya Srinivasan September 23, 2015 at 11:26 AM  

i like that small white square bowl(what else u say it)!!! and that bottle is sooo cute ;)

Srividhya September 23, 2015 at 10:14 PM  

So many variations of garam masala na.. great. Loved your clicks and love the idea chili stand.

Harini-Jaya R September 27, 2015 at 4:11 AM  

OMG! so many flavorful spice powders. My bookmarks are just overflowing.

Pavani N September 29, 2015 at 7:57 AM  

Such a simple to make 4 ingredient garam masala. Sounds flavorful nonetheless.

Suma Gandlur September 30, 2015 at 7:00 AM  

With so many variations around, I did not expect the minimalist version from our neighbor. Nevertheless it sounds flavorful.

sneha datar September 30, 2015 at 6:07 PM  

An aromatic blend of spices so flavorful.

Archana Potdar September 30, 2015 at 8:09 PM  

This is one flavourful masala.I too keep referring to my notes for recipes.

Padmajha PJ October 28, 2015 at 12:11 PM  

I too refer my site for dishes that get made rarely! And this blend also sounds very nice. Good one Srivalli...

Chef Mireille January 6, 2016 at 8:56 AM  

garam masala would add flavor to any dish right

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