Before we come to the spice mix or garam masala we need to understand India. The country is vast and strikingly diverse. All the elements and features that make a Nation are steeped deep in diversity. It is said that the country changes every fifty kilometers, and so does the food. The food enriched by masalas or spices delivers amazing flavors though not necessarily hot. Garam Masala is definitely hot but used subtly it can end up delivering an array of flavors that could be mind-boggling and linger amidst the taste buds for a long time. Last but not the least, it is extremely healthy, and whence used with a daily dose of common spices …long life is assured.
Yes, spices are key to good health turmeric is one fine example that has been accepted the World over. People consume lattes with turmeric added to it. Turmeric prevents swelling, and joint pains, and wards off cancer.
The spices are a storehouse of medicinal gems and those who consider plain food over spiced ones are suffering from a grave misconception. Consume spice and be healthy.