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What Is Garam Masala and How Can You Use It?

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Garam Masala

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  • Garam masala is actually a blend of spices mixed into one. Most traditional garam masala recipes include spices such as black pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, cumin, nutmeg and cardamom
  • While its name translates to “hot spice mixture,” garam masala isn’t always spicy. The “hot” component of this blend may refer to the fact that the individual spices composing it are considered “warming” to the body, meaning they all have the ability to raise body metabolism
  • Many of the spices used in garam masala offer health benefits. For example, black pepper may help with inflammation and digestive issues, while cinnamon and cardamom may be beneficial for diabetics

Sometimes dubbed “the magic spice,” garam masala is actually a blend of spices mixed into one. There is no one way to prepare this spice; it varies from region to region, and from one household to another. This article will delve deeper into garam masala, including what it’s made of, how to use it properly and what dishes you can add it to.


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