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Homemade Garam Masala powder in a glass bottle with a spoon
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5 from 6 votes

Homemade Garam Masala Recipe

Authentic Homemade Garam Masala Recipe that can be made in no time, with fragrant toasted whole spices. Elevate your Indian cooking to a whole new level with this traditional Punjabi Garam Masala!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Spice Blend
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: authentic, garam masala, homemade, punjabi
Diet: Gluten-free, Vegan
Method: Blender/Food Processor
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Meeta Arora


  • Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add all the whole spices to it.  
  • Toast the spices shaking the skillet every few seconds. Cumin will turn reddish brown and bay leaves have become brittle. The mixture will also become fragrant. 
  • Transfer immediately to a bowl to cool. You don't want the spices to overcook and burn. 
  • Once the spices are completely cooled, then transfer to a spice/coffee grinder and grind to a powder. Grate 1/4 tsp nutmeg and fold it in.  
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. 


  • It is important to let the spices cool before grinding, as otherwise they will have moisture in them which is not good for storage. 


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 12g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 287mg | Iron: 12.1mg