Garam masala is one of the most essential ingredients in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. It is a blend of freshly ground spices that add aroma and flavor to the warm and spicy dishes.
This simple recipe for garam masala powder was given to me by my mom. She's been making her own homemade garam masala since she was a little girl. I also included a few optional ingredients that can be added for a deeper flavor, but are not necessary.