The Garam Masala spice mixture that is featured in this recipe is the most aromatic and fragrant of all Indian spice blends. All of the ingredients have healing properties. Compared to store-bought Garam Masala, a fresh homemade spice blend tastes better and has a more potent healing effect.
4 cups water
1 cup chana dal (a yellow lentil also known as cholar dal), rinsed well
1 tsp turmeric