Garam masala symbolizes Indian culinary tradition. It is believed to have made its way into India along with the Indo-Islamic rulers who took their cues from Persian and Ottoman courts. Although monarchies declined, aristocratic cooking traditions were picked up by aspirational home cooks and maybe that's how such ingredients remained very much a part of modern-day Indian kitchens.
Whole spices for centuries have been known for their medicinal properties. Garam masala has health benefits too. Its sheer name suggests the fact that these spices are considered ‘heating’, in the sense of raising body metabolism.
OFG's Garam Masala is an aromatic blend of 18 ancient spices, each handpicked, hand-sorted, sun-dried, hand pound and then ground to perfection. Its proportions are picked up from our families Heirloom recipe. We use many ancient spices like Stone Flower, Nutmeg, Mace etc which are no longer used in everyday cooking.
It adds tremendous flavor to any curry. Just a pinch at the end will ensure the aromas are intact.