Modern Garam Masala

Punjabi Garam Masala

Preparation info

  • Yield:

    ¼ cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in


By James Peterson

Published 1991

  • About

In addition to the “sweet” and aromatic spices combined to make traditional garam masala, many contemporary versions of garam masala contain green cardamom instead of the traditional black cardamom, and also contain a large proportion of cumin and coriander—spices that give traditional garam masala a sharper and more “curry-like” flavor and aroma. It’s possible to get by without roasting the spices (especially if the spice mixture is being cooked in fat before being combined with moist ingr