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Madhur Jaffrey’s Garam Masala Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 20, 2022 • 2 min read

Garam masala, which translates to “hot mix of spices,” is a spice cabinet must-have. Recipes for this versatile seasoning vary from family to family, and Madhur’s recipe calls for six spices: cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, cumin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It’s the only spice blend she advises to roast and grind at home. Try garam masala on meats, in rice dishes, and with vegetables. Madhur says she puts “a little garam masala at the end when I want that aroma of these particular spices.”