This is very quick and simple Garam Masala to make.   Although bought garam masala can successfully be used in dishes you will find that homemade garam masala will enhance any dish.


  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  •  ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  •  4 cardamom pods
  •  2 bay leaves
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick


  1. Toast the coriander and cumin seeds in a dry pan until they are aromatic (about 1 minute) being careful not to burn.
  2. Tip into a coffee/spice grinder and add the rest of the ingredients.  Grind until a fine powder.

Store in an airtight jar for 3-6 months for using in recipes.