Shahi Garam Masala by Nilanjana Sadhu

New York, US


Theme: Spice it up!
This aromatic mixture of dry roasted and ground spices called "shahi garam masala" is used in a large number of dishes that are native to the region of West Bengal in India. Vegetable dishes are finished with a touch of ghee and shahi garam masala. When cooking meat, however, this goes in the marinade itself. This must-have Bengali spice mixture reminds me of home everytime I cook.