The deep, layered flavors that define so much of Indian cooking often can be credited to the use of masalas, or spice blends.
Typically used in combination with single spices and aromatics, masalas—of which there are countless variations across India—are a one-stroke solution for adding complexity to a dish. Among the best-known masalas is garam masala, which roughly translates as "warming spices." Whereas the seasoning blends you find in grocery stores have likely been sitting there for months, Pure Indian Foods uses whole spices in its DIY Garam Masala, so all the flavor is preserved until you grind the mix into powder. Moreover, the company's unique blend has a more complex flavor and aroma than other varieties.