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Is tikka masala and garam masala the same ?

Is tikka masala and garam masala the same ?

Is tikka masala and garam masala the same ?

Tikka masala contains ginger, tomato sauce, and onion and salt, mixed with dry herbs. A sauce like preparation is made from tomato, ginger, onion and herbs like cumin seeds, cinnamon, turmeric and the heated sauce is mixed with cream, paprika and sugar to get tikka masala.

Garam masala contains a set of spices that are considered hot (as per the definition of Ayurveda).  The word “garam” means hot that do not mean the herbs are spicy. The term was used in the context of Ayurveda where it says the herbs like cloves and black pepper increase heat in the body’s digestive system, which aids in digestion. Chilli pepper powder is added as per taste after adding garam masala to a recipe as it may not be present in the basic composition of garam masala powder.  

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