Infinitely better than buying it in a jar, this is a quick and authentic garam masala spice mix. Garam masala is best when made with whole spices that have been roasted and ground, but this is a quick and easy substitute that comes a close second.
I really love the simplicity of this recipe. It's nice when you have all the ingredients if you don't need to substitute anything. It made my buttered chicken taste great - 22 May 2018
I loved this stuff. I used whole spices though, roasted them together on dry pan until you could smell the aroma and then ground them all up. Was perfect on chicken tandoori and pulav. - 27 May 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I wanted to make Moroccan Lentil Soup from this site and of course couldn't find garam masala at my grocery store. I don't do much Indian cooking at all, and didn't even know if it was a powder or paste or something else. Thankfully did a search, this popped up and my soup is smelling wonderful as it simmers away! I also added this to my "spice mix" list - for Christmas I gave someone little bottles of Taco Seasoning, Tourtiere Spice Mix and my own poultry seasoning mix. Plan on doing the same as part of an upcoming bridal shower gift, but will add a jar of this to it! - 20 Jan 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)