How to prepare masala powders at home?

masala powder preparation
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For Basic Masala Powder
Coriander powder; 4 table spoon
Chilli powder; 2 table spoon
Turmeric powder: 1 table spoon
Cumin powder: 1/2 table spoon
Garam masala: 1/4 table spoon
Curry leaves: 2 sprigs (Fried and powdered)
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Whether its a vegetable curry, fish or meat curry spices are the must ingredients which will add the flavor and the uniqueness to the curries. The differences in the masala powders makes the curries different. In this post, I will tell you how to prepare healthy/adulterant free Indian curry masala powders at your kitchen. This include basic masala powder, fish masala powder, meat masala powder, garam masala, sambhar masala powder etc. Once you learn this basic version of masala powder preparations, you can customize it yourself and try different combinations.

Preparation of basic masala powder

  1. Mix all the ingredients for basic masala powder preparation. For a better flavor and smell, you can warm it slightly before adding to curries.

Preparation of fish masala powder

  1. Fenugreek: 20gm
    Fennel: 30gm
    Kashmiri chilli: 30gm
    Basic Masala Powder: 100gm
  2. Warm and powder fennel, fenugreek. Mix this with the basic curry powder along with kashmiri chilli powder.

Preparation of meat masala powder

  1. Powdered mustard seeds: 10gm
    Black cumin: 20gm
    Fenugreek: 20gm
    Fennel: 20gm
    Basic masala powder: 150gm
  2. Warm and powder mustard seeds, black cumin, fenugreek, fennel powder and mix well with basic masal powder. Keep in air tight container.

How to make garam masala powder?

  1. Fennel : 30gm
    Cardamom: 60gm
    Cumin: 40 gm
    Cinnamon: 50gm
    Bay leaves: 2
    Clove: 50gm
    Mace (javitri): 30gm
    Nutmeg: 30gm
    Black pepper: 10gm
  2. Powder and mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Use as needed.

How to make sambar powder?

  1. Coriander powder: 4table spoon
    Chilli powder; 2 table spoon
    Turmeric powder: 1table spoon
    Cumin powder: 1/2 table spoon
    Curry leaves: 2 sprig (fried and powdered)
    Bengal gram: 30gm (Roasted and powdered)
    Asafoetida: 15gm
  2. Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Use as needed.

How to make biriyani masala powder?

  1. Coriander powder:4 table spoon
    Chilli powder: 2 table spoon
    Turmeric powder:1 table spoon
    Mace (javitri): 10gm
    Nutmeg: 10gm
    Fennel: 30gm
    Cardamom: 60gm
    Cumin: 15gm
    Cinnamon: 50gm
    Bay leaves: 2
    Clove; 50gm
  2. Warm and powder all the ingredients together. Use as needed.

This entry was written on March 7th, 2018 by in Condiments and tagged with , , , , , , , , . Last revised on March 17th, 2018.

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  • December 1, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    How to makes meet/garam masala

    • February 9, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      Hi Alok, its already there in the post.


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