The Paleo List Answers:Is Garam Masala Paleo?
There are a lot of ingredients used at Indian restaurants in America that are definitely not Paleo, but it is important to remember that they have a long history of flavorful cuisine that does fall into the Paleo category! Let’s take a look at a popular spice blend used in Indian cooking and figure out: is it Paleo?
What is Garam Masala?
Garam masala is a spice mixture used in Indian cooking. Although the spices do often vary, garam masala is normally a blend of ground cardamom seeds, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon, cumin, and black peppercorns. Some recipes use a licorice flavor, like star anise, or a spicy element like chili. Garam masala is most commonly used in Northern India, while curry, a similar spice blend, is more common in Southern India.
Is Garam Masala Paleo?
Yes! It is! Ground up seeds and spices are definitely Paleo, but if you want to make sure you’re getting the real deal, flip over the jar at the grocery store and check out the ingredients. You might find ugly ingredients lurking in there, and if you do, it’s best to just buy the individual spices and make the blend yourself!
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