Meat Masala Powder

Ingredients– 2 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tbsp cumin seeds 2” cinnamon stick 2 pieces mace 6-8 cloves 4 green cardamoms 1 black cardamom 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder 1 tbsp kasoori methi 1 tsp amchur powder 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tbsp Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp…

Chole/Chana Masala Powder

Ingredients– 12-15 whole dry Kashmiri red chillies 3” cinnamon stick 2 black cardamoms 4-6 bay leaves 2 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp caraway seeds (shahjeera) 4 tbsp coriander seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp carom seeds (ajwain) 8 cloves 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds 1 tsp black peppercorns 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg 1/2 tsp dried…

Sambhar Masala Powder

Ingredients– 1 cup coriander seeds 1 cup dry red chillies 1/8 cup black peppercorns 1/8 cup cumin seeds 1 tsp fenugreek seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/4 cup Bengal gram dal 1 tsp poppy seeds 1/2 dessicated coconut, grated 1/2 large stick cinnamon 1 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 large bunch of curry leaves Method –…

Tandoori Masala Powder

Ingredients– 2 tsp cumin seeds 2 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 2” cinnamon stick 14-15 green cardamoms 3 black cardamom 1 tsp cloves 1 tsp black peppercorns 1 star anise 2 florets of mace 2 pieces of 2” dried ginger 6 Kashmiri dry red chillies 7-8 dry red chillies 1 tbsp kasuri methi…

Pav Bhaji Masala Powder

Ingredients– 4 black cardamoms 8 tbsp coriander seeds 4 tbsp cumin seeds 4 tsp peppercorns 1.5 tbsp fennel seeds 10 dry red chillies 4” cinnamon 12 cloves 2 tbsp amchur powder Method – Clean the spices and discard stones or debris On low heat, dry roast all the ingredients one after another except amchur powder…

Bhaja Moshla (Dry Roasted Bengali Spice Blend)

Ingredients – 2 tbsp cumin seeds 2 tbsp fennel seeds 2 tsp coriander seeds 4 pieces green cardamom 2 dry red chillies Method – Heat a pan on medium low flame Add all the spices Roast them, stirring continuously for about 8 minutes Once done, grind them to a fine powder

Chutney Powder (Milagai Podi/Gunpowder)

Ingredients– 1 1/4 cups dry red chillies 2 tsp oil 1/2 cup black gram dal (urad dal) 1/2 cup Bengal gram dal (chana dal) 1 tsp asafoetida powder 1/4 cup sesame seeds 2 tbsp jaggery powder A marble sized tamarind ball (optional) Salt to taste Method – Fry the red chillies in the oil Dry…