- Garam masala is a blend of ground spices used extensively in Indian cuisine. The spices for garam masala are usually toasted to bring out more flavour and aroma, and then ground. The word masala simply means “spices,” and garam means “hot.” However, garam masala doesn’t necessarily constitute a particularly spicy blend.Garam masala adds warmth, sweetness, floral notes, and a touch of heat from the black pepper. It is intended to be a fragrant spice as well as flavourful.Garam masala is usually added near the end of cooking so that it not only seasons the dish but adds to the aroma. Some additional garam masala may also be sprinkled on top of the dish.
- The main benefit of adding garam masala to your food is that it stimulates appetite and boosts digestion.
- Garam masala’s ingredients are rich in phytonutrients, which help in boosting metabolism.
- Garam masala is full of antioxidants which help in preventing skin problems and also help fight inflammation.
- It also helps in fighting bloating, flatulence and even nausea.
- The presence of cloves and cardamom in the garam masala also makes it great for fighting bad breath.