Mild Garam Masala
Mild Garam Masala
There is something mysterious and alluring about the garam masala spice blend. The combination of spices packed with a plethora of health benefits makes the culinary experience all the more exciting. Originally a hot spice mixture from India, the intensity of garam masala varies, depending on regions and recipes requiring different ingredients. Our aromatic mix includes coriander, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, ginger, fennel seed, black pepper and cassia. The mixture is sweeter than curry powder. Loved by Indian and South Asian chefs, garam masala has an earthy, pungent taste and is used toward the end of cooking to preserve its incomparable aroma and ephemeral hints of cardamom and cinnamon. The crown jewel of Indian cuisine, garam masala, creates a warm base for batters and bread. Added at the start of cooking, the blend imparts a homely flavour and sweet, smoky fragrance to braised puy lentils and potato, or spiced crispy duck breast. Dust it over vegetable curries, use it as a meat rub, or add it to stuffing mixtures, marinades and gravy for a spicy punch. The quintessential aromatic medley of spices enhances the taste of flour-dusted bread and adds flavour and spark to your hot chocolate or teacake. If you’re not faint-hearted, try a tequila masala, a blend of rum, vodka, lime and strawberry puree. Having stimulant properties, garam masala supports the liver and gallbladder during digestion and works as a powerful antioxidant. Cassia seeds, found in the mixture, benefit vision, guard against hypertension and are used to treat painful eyes that are sensitive to light. Fennel seeds contain phytoestrogens promoting lactation and are useful as a remedy for many female complaints. Fennel contains anethole, which can shut down the signalling process between cells that generate molecules that trigger inflammation. If you’re a culinary thrill seeker and want to explore different taste traditions and flavour sensations, then garam masala is your new favourite spice blend!