Garam Masala means “Hot Spice” hot being a warm spice like ginger, cinnamon or nutmeg.
Garam Masala is a blend of spices popular in Indian Cuisine. Most garam masala blends contain cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorns. Cumin, coriander, nutmeg and mace are also common additions. Like Italian seasoning and 5 spice powder, exact ingredients are going to vary from region to region.
This versatile spice blend is especially good with chicken, vegetable or rice dishes. You can also use the blend to spice up nuts, popcorn or homemade chips.