Shan Zafrani Garam Masala. This an important masala in the Indian cuisine. Garam Masala is a blend of ground spices. The spices of the garam masala are usually roasted in order to bring out aroma and flavour and then grounded into powder. The popular word 'masala' simply means variety of spices and 'garam' means hot. However, garam masala does not consist of any particular spicy in the blend. The garam masala is gluten free, vegan and vegetarian.