Tastiest Garam Masala For Indian Curries – Mishry Reviews

We cooked with 10 commonly available brands of Garam Masala to find the one that had the perfect blend of spices.

After cooking with 10 Garam Masala brands over 3 days, checking them for core ingredients, observing how they add to the color of the gravy, and ranking their overall impact on flavor, Catch Super Garam Masala is our Top Pick for bringing maximum depth and character to a simple vegetarian dish, and for standing out as the most balanced blend of spices amongst all contenders. 

Mishry Top Pick: Tastiest Garam Masala

Catch Super Garam masala

 Tastiest Garam Masala For Indian Curries – Mishry Reviews

Catch Super Garam Masala Powder, 200g

It has an appealing aroma, and all individual spices come together really well to create a balanced blend.

Catch Super Garam Masala Powder made the tastiest curry amongst all 10 contenders.

MRP- Rs 70*

*Price at the time of review

Why Catch Super garam Masala is our Top Pick

Catch Super Garam Masala Powder made the curry tastiest amongst all contenders.

It has an appealing aroma, and all individual spices come together really well to create a balanced blend.

Unlike a few other garam masalas in the fray, Catch Super Garam Masala Powder does not have have 1-2 ingredients (like zeera, black pepper) dominating the entire flavor. This makes the final dish far more balanced, while also giving the cook the option to add other additional spices as per personal preferences.

We feel a balanced spice-belnd like Catch Super Garam Masala Powder will go very well with vegetarain as well as non-vegetarian dishes.

Our Review Process

Garam Masala is a popular spice-blend used in millions of homes in our country. It’s a signature spice-blend that is usually added towards the end of the cooking process to impart more flavor and richness to the dish. Our review process looked at finding the most balanced spice blend from the commonly available brands. While some may still choose to make their own garam masala, many chose to go with branded masalas from the store. We were looking for the most balanced blend, that would impart the maximum flavor to a gravy dish.

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The Brands We Picked

  1. Everest royal garam masala
  2. Patanjali garam masala powder (But Now On BigBasket)
  3. TATA sampann garam masala (Buy now on amazon)
  4. Roopak shahi garam masala (Buy now on amazon)
  5. Catch garam masala
  6. MDH garam masala (Buy now on amazon)
  7. Catch super garam masala (But Now On BigBasket)
  8. Kohinoor garam masala
  9. Ramdev garam masala (But Now On BigBasket)
  10. 24 mantra organic garam masala (Buy now on amazon)

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 Tastiest Garam Masala For Indian Curries – Mishry Reviews

How We Picked Our Brands

As some of the biggest brands in the country, these names (which are present in our list) are usually the brands that can be seen in every other household. Whenever you go to a supermarket or your local Kirana store for buying some garam masala for your home, there is a possibility that you’ll go for brands like MDH and Catch, as we all know that they have been serving customers over decades.

All the brands we picked were easily available at several locations across Delhi-NCR. These are also easily available for audiences outside the national capital region through major online portals as well.

Team Mishry

Who Is It For?

Almost every other Indian dish, whether it’s a vegetable dish or a meat dish, includes garam masala as one of its flavouring. Especially, cooking for special occasions is never complete without a spoon (or two) of garam masala at the end. As a mixture of spices that is extensively used in Indian cuisines, there is no doubt in the fact that garam masala is a common kitchen necessity. If you wish to cook a flavorful meal, then garam masala might be a great addition to your list of ingredients, as it is known to add certain sweetness, warmth, and most importantly, it has a slight floral taste that enhances the overall flavor of the meal.

Tasting Process – Our Parameters

Since it is a blend of spices such as coriander, cumin, turmeric, etc. the tasting and ranking process for garam masala is based on its taste-enhancing capabilities. Garam masala is usually added at the end of the preparation of the dish, so for this test, we prepared a ­simple mutter paneer recipe that included just the basic set of flavorings such as salt, turmeric, in an onion and tomato gravy. In other words, it had a simple taste of paneer and peas. So, after adding garam masala, we were able to check the difference that it had made to the dish, and listed below are the parameters that we considered:

Color: One major factor associated with the use of garam masala is its ability to change the color of the dish. Stronger garam masala tends to turn the dish darker. However, few brands made the dish look more appetizing, but they could not manage to bring a flavorful twist to it.

Taste: The main job of a garam masala is to enhance the taste of the meal. Since the dish that we had prepared for our test was simple, we were able to detect the difference in its taste after the addition of garam masala in a side by side tasting method using 10 samples of garam masala.

 Tastiest Garam Masala For Indian Curries – Mishry Reviews

The Result Of Our Taste Test

Based on our taste test, Catch Super Garam Masala Powder emerged as our Top Pick. Not only did it add warmth and a perfect spicy-twist to the dish, but it also helped the core-ingredients of the dish shine, all of which contributed to a more flavorful meal.

Catch Super Garam masala

 Tastiest Garam Masala For Indian Curries – Mishry Reviews

Catch Super Garam Masala Powder, 200g

It has an appealing aroma, and all individual spices come together really well to create a balanced blend.

Catch Super Garam Masala Powder made the tastiest curry amongst all 10 contenders.

MRP- Rs 70*

*Price at the time of review

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