Garam Masala which literally means hot (Garam) spice (Masala) is not a spice in itself. It is a spice blend used throughout India and the rest of the Indian Subcontinent. This special blend of spice is used in a small quantity at the end of cooking or fried in the beginning of cooking to add a subtle flavor to the cooked dish. Please note, garam masala must be added in small quantities, or else it will overpower the dish.
- Garam masala is usually either added to a curries, vegetable dishes, soups, or stews toward the end of cooking or sprinkled over the surface just before serving
- Garam is used in range of cuisine as per the recipe such as in Roghan josh, chicken kurma, dal makhani, etc.
- Garam masala can be added to season fish curry, chicken masala and in the marinade for mutton.