Carefully, heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat until fully heated and slightly smoking.
Add all ingredients and shake and stir for about a minute, or until the spices smell toasted, are slightly darker, and give off just a slight bit of smoke. Remove from the heat and let cool.
Grind to a fine powder in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, and store in an air-tight container.
Note: this is not a very spicy mix; use it for flavor not heat. This is also infinitely adjustable; if you don't like certain flavors or want to adjust their intensity, just play with the proportions of the spices.
There are 134 calories in 1 serving of Garam Masala.
Calorie split: 31% fat, 59% carbs, 10% protein.
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* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.