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What is Garam Masala?

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What is Garam Masala? 

Garam masala spice powder is a mix of beautiful ingredients that are commonly used in Indian cuisine. Both lentil dishes and curries are blessed with aromatic flavours and taste. Cinnamon, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and cardamom are combined along with many other ingredients. Unlike the name for this mix appropriately translates to ‘hot spice’ but it is not hot really. It may warm the body, and speed up the metabolism for a healthy living.

What Does Garam Masala Powder Taste Like? 

Garam masala spice powder is one of the most popular seasonings in India and around the world. Its taste changes from region to region with different recipes depending on location and culture. Typically, the powder will be sweet from cinnamon, tangy with coriander, fragrant from cardamom, spicy with the heat from peppercorns, and a strong earthiness from cumin. In Northern India, you can expect to see an aromatic, mild garam masala powder, and the further south you head the hotter it will get.

3 Recipes to Make 

The below recipes are some of our favourites and these dishes have stood the test of time. Give them a try at home with the Leena Spices Garam Masala Powder.

  • Chicken tikka masala. This popular Indian dish includes tender, spice-marinated roasted chicken in a creamy curry sauce.
  • Chana masala. This Indian vegetarian stew has creamy chickpeas cooked in a fragrant and spicy tomato sauce complemented by the blend of garam masala spices.
  • Indian butter chicken. Arguably one of the most well-known Indian dishes. Garam masala can be used with butter chicken and works well with the tangy, creamy tomato paste or tomato sauce.

The complex taste of this wonderful spice can be part of your kitchen essentials. Give it a try today and purchase a preservative-free mix from Leena Spices. We are confident you will like it and offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

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