Raghavan's Garam Masala - A Traditional Indian Spice Blend for Authentic Flavors

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Raghavan's Garam Masala - A Traditional Indian Spice Blend for Authentic Flavors
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 13, 2023

Learn how to make Raghavan's Garam Masala, a flavorful and aromatic spice blend used in many Indian recipes. This traditional blend of spices brings an authentic taste to your dishes, and it can be used in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes. Make a batch of Raghavan's Garam Masala and add a burst of flavor to your curries, rice dishes, and more!


  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom pods
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, cardamom pods, cloves, and cinnamon sticks to the skillet.
  3. Dry roast the spices for 2-3 minutes until aromatic, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove the skillet from heat and let the spices cool to room temperature.
  5. Transfer the cooled spices to a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
  6. Grind the spices until you get a fine powder.
  7. Store the Raghavan's Garam Masala in an airtight container.
  8. Use the spice blend as needed in your recipes to enhance the flavors.

Interesting Facts

  • Garam Masala is a key ingredient in many Indian dishes and is known for its warming and aromatic qualities.
  • Raghavan's Garam Masala is named after Chef Raghavan Iyer, an acclaimed chef and cookbook author known for his expertise in Indian cuisine.
  • This homemade spice blend is much more flavorful and aromatic compared to store-bought garam masala.
  • Garam masala can be used as a marinade for meat or added to vegetarian dishes for a burst of flavor.