Homemade Biryani Masala
Written by Sneh Chaudhry on February 16, 2022
- 3 Kashmiri red chilli (dried)
- 7 bay leaf / tej patta
- 2 tbsp coriander seeds / dhaniya seeds
- 1 tbsp cumin / jeera
- 1 tbsp caraway seeds / Kala jeera/shah jeera
- 3 mace/javitri
- 2-inch cinnamon stick / dalchini
- 1 nutmeg / jayphal
- 1 tsp cloves / lavang
- 3 black cardamom / badi elachi
- 3 star anise / chakkar phool
- 10 cardamom / elachi
- 1 tbsp pepper/kali mirch
- 1 tsp fennel / saunf
- ½ tsp turmeric / haldi
Firstly, in a thick bottomed pan, dry roast 3 red chilli and 7 bay leaves till they turn crisp. keep aside.
Dry roast 2 tbsp coriander seeds, 1 tbsp cumin and 1 tbsp caraway seeds till they turn aromatic. keep aside.
Also dry roast 3 mace, 2-inch cinnamon stick, 1 nutmeg, 1 tsp cloves, 3 black cardamoms, 3-star anise, 10 cardamoms, 1 tbsp pepper and 1 tsp fennel / saunf.
Transfer to a blender and allow to cool completely.
Add in ½ tsp turmeric.
Blend to a fine powder and transfer to the airtight container.
Finally, store biryani masala powder in an airtight container and use it to prepare biryani.
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