What is korma? It’s the gravy, or the sauce, of an Indian subcontinental dish. Similar, or alternative wordings are salan, or curry.

The masala part means the set of spices that make up the mixture.

The primary spices of korma masala are:

  • Coriander powder (dhaniya powder)
  • Cumin powder (zeera or jeera powder)
  • Turmeric powder (haldi)
  • Garam masala (this itself is a mix of spices)
  • Ground ginger (adrak)
  • Ground cinnamon (dal chini)
  • Cardamom powder (elaichi)
  • Cloves (laung)
  • Bay leaves
  • Black pepper (kali mirch)