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 Best 15 Recipes with Garam Masala

  Last Updated : Jul 13,2018






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Best 15 Recipes with Garam Masala

Garam masala, which literally means hot (garam) spice (masala), is a popular spice blend used throughout India and neighbouring countries too. It is a powder made of more than 10 types of spices, and is added in small quantities at the end of the cooking process, or along with the tempering.

Enjoy our Basic Garam Masala Recipes which is easy to prepare at home in small batches to have the fresh aroma.

Try our ever popular recipes using Garam Masala like Paneer Tava Masala, Bhindi Masala to Masala Bharwan Karela.

 



Best 15 Recipes With Garam Masala

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 by Tarla Dalal
Every cuisine has a special ingredient, which gives it its characteristic flavour and aroma. If you think of Chinese cuisine, the five-spice powder comes to mind, for Bengali cuisine, there is the panch-phoron, for South Indian cooking, there is the sambhar masala, and when it comes to north Indian food, garam masala wins hands-down! So robust and versatile is this spice powder, with such a large assortment of spices and seeds, that it can be used to flavour anything, from Pulaos and Sukhi Subzis to gravies and snacks too. No wonder it is so popular all over the world! Although is is available even in the smallest of shops in India and in Indian stores across the world, this recipe will help you understand how to make it, so you can make it in small batches at home to enjoy the boosted aroma and flavour that only freshly-made masalas can give.
A semi-dry preparation of marinated paneer with common spices and spice powders, tomato pulp, fresh cream, and all the works, the Paneer Tava Masala features a mind-boggling array of flavours, thanks to the addition of roasted caraway seeds, kasuri methi and chaat masala too. The aroma and flavour are undoubtedly enhanced by cooking it on the tava – try it to believe us! Serve with Ajwaini Roti , Parathas or Tandoori Naan .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Masala Bharwan Karela is a Punjabi delicacy that will make even kids fall in love with karela. Here, the karela is first cleaned, slit, coated with salt and allowed to marinate, to eliminate some of the bitterness and to tenderise the vegetable. It is then stuffed with a mouth-watering masala that has rich spicy notes accompanied by the tang of tomatoes and the zing of ginger and onions. It is important to tie the karela with a thread before deep-frying it, to avoid the masala from coming out. Done the right way, the Masala Bharwan Karela is a dish that will raise your reputation for brilliant cooking! Serve with rotis , dal and rice to make a homely and satisfying meal.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Bhindi Masala always brings to mind a yummy dish, literally floating in oil! Free yourself from the calorie scare with this innovative zero-oil recipe for Bhindi Masala. Despite not having any oil, your favourite dish is as tasty as ever, as the bhindi is stuffed with a mouth-watering mixture of spices and spice powders. A generous amount of coriander is added to the stuffing mix, to get a really invigorating flavour! As this recipe has no oil, you have to be careful when cooking the ladies finger, as they might get burnt if you don't turn them over at the right time. With its awesome taste and texture, this oil-free Bhindi Masala is a wonderful way to top up on folic acid, which is crucial for healthy brain functioning. Enjoy it hot and fresh with rotis or parathas . Try to have it immediately, and avoid reheating, as the bhindi might get dry.
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 by Tarla Dalal
A vegetarian adaptation of the galouti kebab. The specialty of a galouti kebab is its ability to completely melt in your mouth and this makai galouti kebab does just that. Adding paneer gives these kebabs a great creamy texture and the potatoes help in binding. Make sure you finely chop and brown the onions well before adding to the mixture since this gives the kebabs an unmatched flavour. Serve steaming hot galouti kebabs with hari chutney.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Healthful moong dal takes the form of a tasteful paratha here! Cooked moong dal, along with potato for binding, onions for crunch and a range of spices for added flavour, makes a great stuffing for parathas that are crisp from outside and soft inside. You will enjoy the unique combination of spices in this protein and iron rich paratha, especially the thoughtful addition of crushed coriander seeds and amchur.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Bhatura are leavened puris usually served with Chole. They are soft and spongy and must be enjoyed while they are hot or else they become chewy. This recipe is a variation of this popular bread that uses a potato filling to add softness to the Bhatura and a blend of other ingredients to flavour them. Moreover the potatoes prevent the Bhatura from turning rubbery and chewy. Another innovation is that they can be cooked lightly on a tava and kept aside. Deep-fry them only when you need to serve them to enjoy them hot and fresh straight out of the kadai!
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 by Tarla Dalal
A favourite with most people while eating out at any punjabi restaurant! paneer makhni as the name suggests is a very rich subzi from the lap of the punjab. It uses one of punjabi cuisines most loved ingredients butter. In traditional punjabi houses, the women folk make pure white butter from thick creamy milk. The liquid that is left over after the butter has been removed is very delicious and cooling and makes a tasty drink. Soft paneer chunks are dunked into a rich tomato based gravy a must try for all paneer lovers!
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 by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrian food can safely be called simple yet intelligent. The ingredients are usually well-chosen, and cooked in a quick yet tasty way with minimal spices. You would even find a lot of single-pot recipes. Here is such a mildly-spiced rice delicacy from the kitchens of that state. It is quite easy to make, but you should ensure that each grain of the cooked rice is separate. Also, do not forget to stir it every 5 minutes for even cooking.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Jodhpuris are extremely fond of moong dal mangodis, which they cook in a variety of ways. Their food includes a lot of greens, so that is perhaps how this combination came about. Mangodis tossed in a spicy spinach gravy makes a mouth-watering Palak Mangodi subzi. You can make mangodis very easily at home or you can buy them in packets from specialty stores. Moong dal mangodis are more common than urad dal mangodis which are made in some parts of Rajasthan.
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 by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential vitamins and minerals and the calcium packed marinade adds that extra 'zing' to this recipe.
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 by Tarla Dalal
What an amazing wrap this is! folks will keep popping into your kitchen even as you make this treat, lured by the aroma of paneer, onions and capsicum tossed in a spicy marinade. This all-time favourite and time-tested recipe will never fail you.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Pindi chole, although this classic recipe is an indispensable part of any elaborate menu, making it can be quite tedious! not any more, thanks to the pressure cooker that makes this dish so easy and fast to make.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Peshawar is a city situated along the eastern end of the khyber pass. It is a major center of arts and culture and is home to the delicious peshawari food. Punjabi food is in many ways influenced by peshawari style of cooking. Peshawari chole is just one of the many delicious dishes from the punjab, and as the name suggests, has a hint of peshawari style of cooking. Spicy and 'chatpata', this dish needs some prior planning as the chick peas require soaking for at least 6 hours. Chana masala added to this dish is readily available at most provision stores and imparts that special flavour. Served with hot Baturas , it makes an ideal sunday lunch . You could also top Aloo Tikkis or Samosas with this delicious subzi and relish it as a snack .
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 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious curry that will ‘wow’ your family and friends! A mélange of chopped veggies are cooked with cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, garlic and chillies and milk. Fresh cream, pineapple pieces, paneer and garam masala are then added for a fantastic finish. Enjoy! You can also try other variants like Moong Sprouts Korma , Paneer Corn Korma or Soya Malai Korma .
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Best 15 Recipes with Garam Masala
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 on 02 Jul 18 12:47 PM


We as a Indian should be proud that we have tremendous knowledge about the rich spices. Taste of Indian food depends upon the quality of spices used, which makes our food healthier & tasty. I have Mams KNOW YOUR SPICES cookbook, which is like treasure in itself. Tried many recipes of Mam using this spices