RE: Needed: recipe for "garum"
Short answer: No. Garam masala is a fragrant mix of spices for South Asian curries. Garum (liquamen is another common term) basically is little fish like sardines, layered in a vat with salt and maybe herb flavorings, allowed to sit in the sun and ferment for a week or so; stirred; and what drips out of the vat is garum. Of course, garam masala has its place, too....