Shan Garam masala is a popular Northern Indian spice blend useful in flavoring soup recipes, stews, curries, and more. The name garam masala means hot or warm spices, but the flavors aren’t hot as in spicy—garam masala is more of a warming mix, with flavors like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and peppercorns (and many others!). This unique blend of spices hit many different notes of taste. It's sweet, warm, earthy, and even slightly floral.
Shan Garam Masala is a traditional aromatic spice in Indian cooking. It not only flavors and adds zing to your Indian food but also provides you with numerous health benefits. Garam masala is a multipurpose spice that helps promote health in almost all aspects of our body. It's a magic blend that provides warmth to the body, thereby detoxifying and balancing the whole body system. In the tradition of Hindu Ayurvedic medicine, garam masala is a warming spice that is useful to raise body temperature. It also improves metabolism. Garam masala is full of antioxidants that help in preventing skin problems and also help fight inflammation.
The presence of cloves and cardamom in the garam masala also makes it great for fighting bad breath. Adding a little of this garam masala to your everyday dishes makes a huge difference. It totally enhances the flavor, taste and brings so much life to your dishes. Even a pinch of this makes any food flavorful. But if you are using it to make any spicy curries, biryanis, veg curries, panner recipes, or meat curries then add 1/2 to 3/4th tablespoon of this. One can add garam masala at the end of cooking or even just sprinkle it on a dish when serving. This is also useful in curries, lentils, or soups, and can sprinkle on scrambled eggs.
Store the garam masala in an air-tight container in a cool and dry place.