Garam masala substitute: Oregano and Rosemary Seasoning

garam masala substituteGaram masala is an Indian spicy food seasoning that is made with different kinds of spices and herbs; it is then ground into a powder. Eating too much of this seasoning in everyday cooking can lead to dehydration because of the spicy nature but don’t worry, there is a substitute for Garam masala that you can easily make at home.

You’ll see how to make Garam masala substitute with Oregano and Rosemary – these are healthy spices that have many health benefits that you can add to your food as a Seasoning.

Just like Garam masala seasoning, this rosemary and oregano spice mix is a common seasoning recipe that can be used in cooking and as a seasoning for pizza – it is a Domino’s style oregano seasoning for Pizza. You need some herbs with few ingredients to make this seasoning recipe for cooking chicken, food, or pizza.


  • 2 tablespoons of dried oregano spice. Oregano has many health benefits and you can use it to make Oregano oil or Oregano tea.
  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary spice
  • A teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of basil
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of dried red chili pepper

How to Make Substitute  for Garam masala

Into a blender, add all your ingredients and blend for about 5 seconds. If you are okay with the consistency, no need of blending again; but if you are not okay with it, you can continue blending to form a complete powder. In making the powder, you can further sieve with a fine strainer to have a smooth powder. As for me, I prefer crushing them to use as a seasoning for pizza. Once done, your oregano with rosemary seasoning is ready for use. This is a great substitute for Garam masala (the common Indian seasoning made with different spices and herbs).
You can use this to season or flavor your food or as a pizza seasoning.

How long can it last?

When your ingredients are properly dried, this seasoning can last for about 3 to 6 months when stored in an airtight container.