This has been on my mind for quite some time: What's the difference between garam masala and curry powder? They seem to have many of the same ingredients.
Can they be used interchangeably, or do they each have specific uses? Sometimes I see recipes that call for both garam masala and curry powder.
Since garam masala and curry powder sometimes have the same ingredients, and because there are so many recipes for each, how does one choose the appropriate blends for a particular dish if it calls for using both? It seems that, with the same ingredients in some blends, an excess, or too little, of a particular spice is possible. Are there some curry blends that go better with some garam masala blends?