Sesame-Flavored Blend with Peanuts and Coconut

Maharashtrian Garam Masala

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    1 cup

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

This version of garam masala, markedly different from the Punjabi garam masala, weaves in coconut, peanuts, and sesame seeds, flavorings characteristic in Marathi-speaking homes, especially in the home state of Maharashtra, in western India. There are similar blends from this region called kala (black) or goda (sweet) masala. These masalas contain dark-toasted coconut (hence the “black”), which has an inherent sweetness (goda</