Here are some delicious uses for garam masala:
If you find mayo delicious but a bit every day, sprinkle in some garam masala to make your mayo spicier and all the more interesting. Then, use your mayo in everything from sandwiches to aioli to devilled eggs. When you spruce up those old mayo recipes with a dash of garam masala, and you'll look like a culinary genius to your friends and family!
For a coffee drinking experience that's a little richer, take a sprinkle of garam masala to your coffee. It'll taste fresher and spicier when you brew it, not to mention the smell of the garam masala coffee blend will be divine! (See also: Top 5 Coffeemakers)
If you're feeling a little blah about your popcorn options, you may want to shake some garam masala on your popped kernels post-butter, or forego the butter entirely. In just a sprinkle, it'll make your popcorn go from boring to brilliant!
4. Baked Potatoes
Try roasting, seasoning, or stuffing your potatoes with delicious garam masala as a change of pace! This stuffed baked potato recipe is great for parties or sporting events, and incorporates cheese, onions, and other delicious ingredients to make your potato the snack to remember! (See also: 10 Reasons to Eat Potatoes)
5. Hash Browns
Hash browns are a great canvas for experimenting with garam masala! Cook them up without spices (or with minimal spices), butter, or oil. While your hash browns cook, sprinkle in garam masala to taste. Pair with a couple eggs or some creme fraiche, and you're cooking gourmet!
Use frozen veggies for this vegetable masala recipe to make it incredibly affordable and delicious! It's a great way to make vegetables more exciting. (See also: 25 Ways to Use Frozen Vegetables)
7. Basmati Rice
Rice is a classic, tasty and budget-friendly side dish, but finding ways to kick it up can be challenging. This garam masala basmati rice uses garam masala to jazz up — but not overpower — the side dish! Serve your garam masala rice with beans or fish for a lovely, aromatic meal.
8. Chicken Breast
This garam masala seasoned chicken breast takes your standard cooked chicken to unique places! Serve it with a side of roasted or steamed vegetables, and you've taken an everyday meal to new, flavourful levels.
9. Minced Beef
This incredible minced beef with black eyed peas recipe is from Pakistan, but can be used alone, in salads, or with a starch.
10. Gingerbread Cookies
Try including garam masala into your dessert dishes. This chocolate masala gingerbread recipe is just different enough to impress but not so much that it hurts the dessert's traditional flavour profiles.
If you want to take your garam masala into the realm of sweet, this garam masala cupcake recipe should be your first priority! The batter is easy to make, and the cream cheese frosting is a perfect complement to the cupcake's flavour. Delicious! (See also: Ultra-Quick Homemade Desserts)
12. Apple Crisp
Have some leftover apples that you're dying to make into something delicious? Apple crisp is a good idea, but apple crisp with garam masala is an even better idea! Take your crisp to the next level.