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Pakistani / North Indian Garam Masala

Pakistani Garam Masala recipe for all you Pakistani and North Indian food lovers. This is my most sort after spice mix recipe on the blog! A sprinkle of this on any curry, enhances the flavours deeply.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: North Indian, Pakistani
Keyword: garam masala recipe
Servings: 8 tablespoons
Author: Famidha Ashraf


  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons cloves
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 10 black cardamom (You may use 6 black and 5 green cardamom)
  • 4 inch cinnamon stick


  • Add all the ingredients to a grinder or spice grinder and pulse a few times and then grind until fine. You may have to stop and scrape the sides a few times.
  • Transfer to a wide bowl and let it cool. This step will prevent caking in the jar.
  • Spoon the mixture into a clean and dry airtight container.
  • Store in dry and cool place in the kitchen cabinet. Always use a dry spoon.