garam masala

Garam Masala — garam/hot, masala/mixture of ground spices — as its name suggests, is an Indian mixture of varying quantities of ground spices. The choice of spices varies according to region and personal taste. Typical ingredients include fennel, black/white peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon, mace, cardamom pods, curry leaf, cumin and coriander.

Masala may be toasted before use to release its flavours and aromas.