Bengali Garam masala is an aromatic blend of spices, which commonly used in Bengali cuisine. This spice blend also uses in different Indian cuisine. In India, the ingredients of Garam masala differ according to different regions. There are two forms of garam masalas in Indian cuisine. Firstly the whole garam masala, which mostly used in tempering. Secondly, ground garam masala which uses in seasoning.
There are three types of Garam masala used in Bengali cooking.
- The first type of Bengali Garam Masala is whole spices and uses in tempering.
- The second type is regular garam masala powder which uses in everyday dishes.
- The third type is Shahi garam masala which mostly added in party dishes to make them more aromatic.