Garam Masala Recipes

Try South Asian recipes with the mixed spice garam masala, or find a recipe to create your own garam masala.

Staff Picks

Gobi Aloo (Indian Style Cauliflower with Potatoes)

Rating: 4 stars 216
This is a basic Indian dish that is very tasty! Adjust the spices to your preferences! To make it even better, you could add a bit of stewed tomatoes.

Minced Beef with Black-Eyed Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
This is a Pakistani dish. When ever my mother makes this dish there is none left. She does not like to be heavy handed with spices, which makes her cooking light, yet aromatic. We usually eat this dish with warm pita, raita (yogurt laced with a dash each of salt, black pepper, cumin powder and chopped green chilies), and finely sliced onion laced with lemon juice.
By Asma

Easy Vegetable Biryani

Rating: 3.5 stars 29
A quick and easy Indian rice dish that can serve as the main course or an appetizer!
By Monica Shah

Chicken Shwarma

Rating: 4 stars 41
We love chicken shwarma, and have been trying to duplicate it ever since our area's Middle Eastern restaurant closed. The closest we have been able to come is by using garam masala, a spice mixture you can find in some specialty grocery stores.

Cholay (Curried Chickpeas)

Rating: 4 stars 78
This is a very flavorful recipe from North India, usually eaten with fried bread like bhatura or puri. I like to serve it over rice for a very filling meal. You can also try it as a quick snack over toasted bread. This recipe is much quicker to make if you use precooked canned beans, but I like to think that the authentic flavor comes from doing it the hard way!

Garam Masala Spice Blend

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
I am always buying garam masala and it is very expensive, so finally I found this recipe. It is much less expensive than buying the premade product.

Indian Tandoori Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 320
This is an authentic recipe for Tandoori chicken. Serve with long grain Basmati rice, cucumber salad, grilled veggies, roasted corn on the cob and finish off the meal with Kulfi (Indian ice cream).
By Allrecipes Member

Indian Butter Chicken (Chicken Makhani)

Rating: 5 stars 40
Delicious Indian butter chicken at home. It is so flavorful and easy to prepare. Add your favorite veggies to make it a complete meal. The entire family loves it. Serve over warm basmati rice along with some naan bread.

Indian Dahl with Spinach

Rating: 4 stars 255
This is a very yummy, authentic dal. For variation, add coconut milk towards the end of cooking. Freezes well.
By Allrecipes Member

Makhani Chicken (Indian Butter Chicken)

Rating: 4.5 stars 183
This fragrant, spicy Indian butter chicken recipe is from the owner of the India Cuisine restaurant in Seattle, Washington. Serve with hot Indian bread.

Cauliflower Rice (Biryani-Style)

Rating: 5 stars 28
Indian-style cauliflower rice. Optional additions - sliced red onion, boiled egg, avocado, other biryani things.

Chef John's Tandoori Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
Tandoori chicken gets its name from the clay oven it is traditionally cooked in, the tandoor. The chicken is marinated in yogurt and an incredibly complex mix of spices, and then roasted in the extremely hot tandoor oven. Don't worry if you don't have a tandoor clay oven sitting in the backyard; a grill will work just fine.

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Amazing Indian Recipes to Make with Garam Masala
With just this one simple spice mix, you can make many tantalizing Indian dishes.
Aloo Matar
Rating: Unrated 147
Here is a delightful dish - potatoes and peas in a tomato puree sauce. It's pretty easy to rustle up, and adds zing to any meal. The best thing is that all of the ingredients are readily available. Serve hot with naan, puris, rotis, or plain rice.
Butter Lamb Gravy
Rating: 4.5 stars 91

Lamb is simmered in a spicy tomato and cream sauce. This is a very mouthwatering dish that is easy to make. Serve with hot cooked rice or your favorite bread. You can even make a variation with chicken, salmon or beef.