Ingredients: Ground coriander, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, cloves, cardamoms, ginger, fennel, black pepper. "Garam" means "hot" and "Masala" means "spices", so Garam Masala is traditionally, any variety mixture of spices that "heat" the body. Although Persian in origin, it is now indispensable in North Indian cuisine. The spices are all very aromatic as well. Generally, but not always,
Garam Masala is sprinkled over food towards the end of the cooking to help retain its aroma.