Garam Masala


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Garam Masala is a well known spice blend in Indian cookery, whose exact composition can vary from region to region.  Its literal translation is ‘a warm blend of spices’ so it should not be overly hot.

The quality of blend can vary in commercial production so look out for the higher grade that contain ingredients such as cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaves, star anise, cloves, black pepper, nutmeg, and mace.   Garam masala should be used sparingly in recipes so not to overpower the dish.

It is a high grade recipe and made by us within The Cookery Academy. It is an award winning product from The Guild of Fine Foods.

Sold in a foil lined pouch to keep the fresher for longer -Net weight- 60g

The Benefits of Garam Masala: A Taste of India

The rich and aromatic spice blend known as Garam Masala is a staple in Indian cuisine. Packed with flavour and health benefits, this versatile spice mix is a must-have in any kitchen.

Boost Your Digestion:

It contains a variety of spices, like cumin, coriander, and ginger, which aid in digestion. These spices not only enhance the taste of your meals but also help to promote better digestion, reducing bloating and discomfort.

Rev Up Your Metabolism:

Spicy ingredients, such as black pepper and cinnamon, found in Garam Masala have been shown to boost metabolism. Regularly incorporating this spice blend into your diet may help support weight loss efforts and increase calorie burn.

Enhance Your Immunity:

It is a treasure trove of immune-boosting spices like cloves and cardamom. These spices are rich in antioxidants, which help strengthen your body’s natural defence mechanisms and protect against illness.

Support Heart Health:

The inclusion of spices like cinnamon and cloves in Garam Masala has been linked to improved heart health. These spices may help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart diseases when consumed as part of a balanced diet.

Add a Burst of Flavour to Your Dishes:

With its vibrant blend of spices, Garam Masala adds a unique and delicious taste to any dish. Whether you’re preparing a curry, marinade, or soup, sprinkling in some Garam Masala will elevate the flavours and leave your taste buds wanting more.

Delve into our delectable blog post – ‘Masala Chicken with Baby Spinach‘ for a lip-smacking recipe.


Faqs (15)

Can I bring a spectator with me?

I’m afraid not. All attendees must be paying participants in the class.

Do you have facilities to purchase equipment on the day?

You will be able to purchase a good selection of equipment that you use in our classes, as well as a variety of spices.

I am allergic to certain foods/ I have a special dietary requirement. Will this cause a problem?

We try our best to accommodate for special dietary requirements. Please notify us of your dietary requirements within 24 hours of booking. Please email us or call us on 01923 778880 if you would like to know whether your allergy can be accommodated on a particular course at least 28 days prior to the class. It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking for your health and well being.

I am an experienced cook, are all the courses suitable for me?

All courses are suitable for all levels as the classes are based more specifically on the cuisine rather than skill. The Chef will ensure that you have the assistance required to enjoy the day and really develop your cooking skills. If you are an experienced cook, you may particularly enjoy our Advanced classes. Please contact us if you would like further guidance.

I can’t handle spicy food; will your classes be too hot for me?

In our cookery classes, you get to make your own food to suit your own palate, so although we provide guidelines, you can adapt each recipe to suit your taste, as spicy or as not spicy as you’d like.

I’m a complete beginner, what class should I do?

Our cookery classes are not based on skill as such; they are all hands on and taught by an expert chef who can lead you through the cooking processes so even a beginner should be fine on our classes. However, if you want to start at the very beginning, and develop an understanding of food hygiene, knife skills and safety in the kitchen, our beginner’s cookery class would be the one for you.

I’m gluten intolerant, what classes can I attend?

Our Indian, Thai, and Nutritional classes can be easily altered and tailored to suit a gluten free diet. Please just ensure you make us aware of this at the time of booking.

If I purchase this cookery class voucher can the recipient exchange it for another class of their preference?

Yes, vouchers can be exchange for other classes, if there is a short-fall in the value, they can pay the difference. If the voucher is for a greater amount they will be able to make purchases on the day to use up the full value of the voucher. Alternatively, you can purchase an open voucher that can be redeemed against any class of the equivalent value.

Is there anything I need to bring to the class?

Yes, you will need to bring some Tupperware/plastic containers (quantity will be specified in your booking confirmation letter sent via email) with you to take home some of the delicious recipes you will cook on the day. This will also be highlighted in your booking confirmation letter. Everything else, including an apron will be provided.

Is there parking available on site?

Yes, there is ample car parking available on site – free of charge.

What is the minimum age to attend a class?

Anyone from the age of 13+ can attend our cookery classes, if you’re not sure which class would be best please do call us on 01923 778880 so we can help.

What should I wear/take with me to the course?

Please wear comfortable clothes and comfortable shoes (no flip-flops or open toed shoes). We will provide you with everything you need for the day, all we ask for you to bring are tupperware containers.

Will I eat the food I make?

There will be an opportunity to eat all the dishes that you make. All participants sit down together for lunch to enjoy the food they have made in the morning, and will be able to take home the food you make in the afternoon to share with family or friends.

Will I have food left over to take home with me?

Yes! On most of our classes, you will be able to take a selection of the delicious food you have made home with you. This does not apply to the half day Indian class.

Will I have my own cooker and cook my own recipes?

Yes, you will be cooking on your own hob and will be making the recipes individually tailored to your personal palate and preference.

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