If you blend it, they will come (to dinner).
Literally translating to “hot mix,” garam masala blends several Indian spice rack staples into one and adds warmth, sweetness, and a bit of peppery pizzazz to curries and more.
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Fun fact: there is no one right way to craft a garam masala recipe. The ingredients in this Indian powerhouse differ according to region, as well as each chef's individual preferences.
Some garam masalas have upwards of 32 spices. Yes, you read that correctly. Our garam masala brings thirteen elements together, and is made with coriander, Sichuan pepper, anistar, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, kalpasi, pepper, chili, black cardamom, bay leaves, cinnamon, and ginger. Lucky number thirteen? We think so.
Though it means “hot mix,” garam masala is not very spicy—it adds a warmth and complexity, rather than outright heat. Incredibly flavorful, a little bit goes a long way.
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