Garam Masala is a traditional Indian spice blend and is used for the preparation of curry in Indian cuisine. In Ayurvedic medicine, the blend is referred to as "hot spices", as they should heat the body. The spices contained in the blend include:
- black cardamom,
- cinnamon, cloves
- black pepper
Garam Masala is tobacco-brown in color and is often used to flavor meat dishes because of its intense flavor.