Biriyani Masala

When you blend you're own spices, you're in complete control of the intense flavors.

Basic recipe
Ingredients
4 Black cardamoms
1 tsp black cumin seeds (shahi jeera)
1 tsp  cumin seeds
5 cinnamon sticks (small 1 inch)
6-8 cloves
2 pieces mace or Javatri (this is the outer covering of mace)
2 star anise
2 tsps coriander seeds
1 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi
1 tsp dried pomegranate seeds or anardhana

Grind this all together to a fine powder.
Add
1 tsp turmeric or haldi
1 tsp red chili powder
4 prunes - slice these


I usually make this in a bigger batch and store it in a bottle. I'll do the math for you :)

Ingredients
16 Black cardamoms
4 tsp shahi or black cumin seeds
4 tsp  cumin seeds
20 cinnamon sticks (small inch)
32 cloves
8 pieces mace or Javatri (this is the outer covering of mace)
8 star anise
8 tsps coriander seeds
4 tsp peppercorns
4 tsp fenugreek leaves or kasuri methi
4 tsp dried pomegranate seeds or anardhana

Grind this all together to a fine powder.
Add
4 tsp turmeric or haldi
4 tsp red chili powder
16 prunes - slice these

2 comments:

  1. What type of spice grinder do you recommend?

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  2. I have a Sumeet ... any of those type of powerful grinders will work!

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