I have two jars of garam masala in my spice cabinet, but there are many more versions of this Indian spice blend. One of mine is quite aromatic and has a good amount of cayenne that gives it a real jolt. The other is mild, which I use with my children’s tender taste buds in mind.
For this shrimp dish, I chose the milder blend. It was wonderful, though I’m sure that it would have been great with the spicier one. So try different mixes, and go with your tastes.
Here, sweet chutney enhances and balances the flavors, no matter how spicy you go. Serve this with Saffron Rice.