It is a blend of whole spices lightly roasted and powdered . Used specifically for biryani’s, the masala powder adds not only flavour but also the aroma taht is required for the perfect Biryani .
The important thing is to get the balance of spices right -each spice which includes aromatic spices like cinnamon, cardamom,cloves, fennel seeds, staranise etc.
This blend is similar to garam masala which means “hot spices”. You can replace this with any flourful curries.
If making fresh masala at home 🏡 make sure that you check each spice for freshness before roasting them. Combine with lemon juice,salt,pepper,ginger garlic paste and oil and use as a marinade for meats ,cottage cheese etc.
You can also replace this with garam masala in case you want to flavour curries.
Preparation time : 5 mins Cooking time : 15 mins Total time : 20mins
Author: Archana Arunkumar
- Briyani leaf – 3 leaf
- Fennel seeds – 2 1/2 tsp
- Green cardamom – 12 to 14
- Black pepper – 10 to 12
- Cloves. – 2 tsp
- Coriander seeds – 6 tbsp
- Kalpaasi. – 3
- Mace flower – 1
- Star anise – 2
- Cinnamon stick. – 5 ( 2 inch )
- Shahi jeera. – 2 tsp
- Nutmeg powder. – 1 tbsp
- black cardamom – 2
Dry roast all the ingredients in a pan without burning them. You will get a nice aroma. Let them cool down. Grind them completely to fine powder and store them in a airtight container.
Our Briyani masala which can also be used as garam masala is ready