Garam Masala – The Magical Masala

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

Spices have potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and clinical studies have validated the fact that spices and condiments can battle and stave off chronic illnesses, rev up your metabolic rate and promote good health. Spices offer noteworthy and remarkable health benefits and have a very weighty role to play in numerous recipes as well.

7 remarkable health benefits that garam masala offers

The garam masala is a blend of these wonderful spices – cumin, chilli, fennel, pepper, amchur, ginger powder, fenugreek (leaves), cinnamon, coriander (seeds and leaves), cloves, mace, asafoetida and cardamom. Combined together, these spices produce a flavour that is completely irresistible! What’s more, along with the amazing culinary advantages, these spices offer a host of health benefits.

Let’s explore some of the spices’ health benefits.

1.Cumin, fennel and pepper: What is garam masala
 These spices are the perfect carminative and wind-reliever, i.e. they deal with bloating, flatulence, acidity and heartburn, abdominal pain and nausea.

2.Ginger: Ginger is packed with gingerols – which is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent. It helps allay pain and inflammation significantly, eases cramps, fights nausea and vomiting and improves the working of the GI tract.

3.Cinnamon: Cinnamon is actually called – the miracle remedy for diabetics! It can’t take the place of diabetes medications, but it most definitely helps keep the disorder at bay; and in those diagnosed with the condition, it prevents oscillation in the blood glucose level and keeps the blood sugar profile normal.

4.Mace and cardamom: These 2 spices are potent anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial; they are also packed with powerful anti-oxidants which help annihilate free radicals.

5.Fenugreek: Methi seeds lower blood sugar levels, decrease cholesterol levels, and also help with appetite control.

6.Chilli: It boosts metabolism, revs up the immune system and provides joint-pain relief.

7.Asafoetida: Another robust anti-flatulent, asafetida or hing gets rid of all tummy gas; it is also effective against headaches and menstrual cramps.

A pantry must-have!

Your pantry must have this all-time favorite masala for quick, full-flavoured, hearty meals! Roasting the spices helps release their essential oils, which influence the depth and richness of the flavour and aroma of the blend. Roasting the spices and condiments is an art and has to be done at the correct temperature. Also, getting the right mix of spices and in the perfect percentage can be challenging. So, its simpler to pick a ready spice blend and make your cooking effortless!

Tata Sampann spices are carefully hand-picked and are cleaned and sorted using advanced technology. Spice blends and masalas are scientifically processed and hygienically packaged to retain the natural goodness of the condiment. Tata Sampann Garam Masala is made from selectively picked spices from reputed farms. Master chef Sanjeev Kapoor has crafted the recipe, making it authentic and lending your dish absolute proficiency.

Flawlessly amalgamated together, the garam masala gives your dish a depth of flavour and lends authenticity to your recipes. This spice blend ramps up your cooking style, proffers a multitude of health benefits and saves loads of time, more so, when you’re cooking a special dinner for a host of people.


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