A fragrant and flavorful spice blend, garam masala is the heart of Indian cuisine. Behind its ability to transform a dish into a different harmony of taste, garam masala also boasts a number of health benefits.

What is Garam Masala?

Its name translates to “warming spice blend”, it consists of different spices such as cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, cumin, coriander, black pepper, and sometimes nutmeg. The exact blend of spices may vary depending on the region and family recipe.

Potent Health Benefits

  • Improved Digestion
    It helps alleviate bloating and gas.
  • Antioxidant Powerhouse
    It is rich in antioxidants that help fight inflammation and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
  • Blood Sugar Regulation
    Improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control
  • Potential Cancer Fighter

How to Use it?

  • Curries and Stew – Add a teaspoon to curries, stews, and lentil soups for an extra depth of flavor
  • Soups and dals – Sprinkle it over roasted vegetables or grilled meats for a warm spice rub.
  • Roasted vegetables – Toss vegetables like cauliflower, potatoes, or Brussels sprouts with garam masala and olive oil before roasting.
  • Marinades – Include it in marinades for added complexity.

You can also add a pinch of garam masala to warm beverages like chai tea!

Did you know that Indian Restaurant, Lotus Cuisine of India uses that spice in most of their dishes? Which makes their dishes tasty and healthy! There is no need to grind and collect spices to create your garam masala blend, you can get your health-packed garam masala here at our Indian grocery store Lotus Market! Visit us now just behind Lotus Cuisine of India at 805 Fifth Ave, San Rafael.

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