I’ll begin by admitting that until now I’ve been using garam masala from a jar. I decided to make my own today since I’m making chicken makhani and have generally began to cook more Indian food. So I googled a recipe and cake to find that there are many many recipes for garam masala, each so different from each other. Some have turmeric, some don’t, some use star anise, some use allspice. Mind blown. I ended up choosing a recipe that made use of the spices I have on hand. https://www.veganricha.com/2019/01/homemade-garam-masala-spice-blend-recipe.html I added some fennel and bay leaf because.... no clue why, I just hope for the best. So what’s your masala recipe and how do you choose what variation you make?