Garam Masala


Garam Masala does not only enhance the taste of food, but it was formulated to prevent water-borne diseases and abdominal disorders. It prevents following diseases.

  1. Appetite loss
  2. Indigestion
  3. White tongue
  4. Heaviness in the abdomen
  5. Abdominal Distension
  6. Intestinal Gas
  7. Gurgling sound from abdomen
  8. Abdominal pain
  9. Intestinal worms

Garam Masala Recipe

Actually, Garam Masala was formulated to prevent water-borne diseases, which were very common in ancient India during rainy season.

Unfortunately, now it becomes a common practice in all seasons. Even people in India cannot eat anything without this. Therefore, we have suggested two separate formulations of Garam Masala first for cold weather and second for hot weather.

Garam Masala Ingredients
Garam Masala Ingredients

Garam Masala Ingredients (Best One)

For Cold Weather

Kalonji (Black Seeds or Nigella Sativa)50 grams
Coriander50 grams
Roasted Cumin50 grams
Black Pepper50 grams
Himalayan Rock Salt50 grams
Cinnamon20 grams
Tejpatta (Indian bay leaf) – Cinnamomum tamala20 grams
Dried Ginger Powder20 grams
Amchur (unripe mango pulp dried powder)20 grams
Black cardamom20 grams
turmeric (Haldi)10 grams
Roasted Hing (Asafetida)10 grams

We recommend using it in winter. It produces more heat in the body.

For Hot Weather

Coriander seeds100 grams
Coriander leaves100 grams
Cumin (white)100 grams
Himalayan Rock Salt50 grams
White peppercorns50 grams
Kalonji (Black Seeds or Nigella Sativa)20 grams
Cinnamon20 grams
Green Cardamom20 grams
Tejpatta (Indian bay leaf) – Cinnamomum tamala10 grams
Dried Ginger Powder10 grams
turmeric (Haldi)10 grams

We recommend using it in summers. It is less hot and may be useful in hot weather. It does also not cause heartburn and acidity. Even it is also beneficial for gastritis and acidity. People suffering with acidity, heartburn, GERD and ulcer can use this formula in every season. It does not produce so much heat, which can cause heat disorders. However, it is equally effective in abdominal diseases that result from malabsorption and indigestion.

Garam Masala Substitute

Coriander and cumin are two important ingredients, which should be present in all types of Garam Masala. Otherwise, other hot ingredients can cause some side effects including acidity, heartburn, and nosebleed, yellow urine, burning sensation during urination, burning sensation in abdomen and burning sensation after bowel movement. All these side effects are prevented by adding coriander and cumin seeds.

Here are some substitutes of Garam Masala, which can help enhancing taste and improving the health.

  1. Thyme dried leaves
  2. Peppermint dried leaves
  3. Basil dried leaves
  4. Caraway (Persian cumin or meridian fennel)
  5. Allspice
  6. Nutmeg

You can add all above ingredients in your recipes.

Caution & Side Effects

Garam Masala is POSSIBLY SAFE for people who became habitual to it. If you are going to eat it first time, then it may cause following side effects in some cases.

  1. Hyperacidity
  2. Sore throat or tongue
  3. Heartburn
  4. Burning sensation in urine
  5. Burning sensation after bowel movement
  6. Nosebleed (common occur in summer after eating Garam Masala)

For reducing the adverse effects, you can try second formula given for hot weather above under recipe heading.

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