Biryani masala is a blend of spices which are essential for making flavorful tasty biryani. It is a warm and aromatic blend of spices that adds taste to the dish. It’s a blend of warm spices that are roasted and ground together.
The exact ingredients and proportions of biryani masala could vary depending on the region and recipe but the basic spices include cumin, coriander, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and black pepper.
Biryani masala is a versatile spice blend that can be used to flavour not only biryani but also other curries, stews and rice dishes. It is a great way to add depth and complexity of flavour to your cooking.
This recipe is easy to follow and makes a delicious biryani masala that you can use in all your biryani recipes.
- 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
- 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 1 star anise
- 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon mace
- 10 green cardamoms
- 3 black cardamoms
- 2 cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon Kashmiri chili powder (optional)
Heat a pan over medium heat. Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, green cardamoms, black cardamoms, cloves, cinnamon stick and star anise. Dry roast the spices for 2-3 minutes and roast until they become fragrant. Biryani recipes
- Add the fennel seeds, nutmeg, mace and turmeric powder to the pan. Roast for one more minute.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let the spices cool a little.
- Grind the cooled spices to a fine powder in a blender or spice grinder.
- Sift the powder to remove any sort of large particles.
- Store the biryani masala in an airtight container in a cool and dark place.
- You can adjust the amount of Kashmiri Chilli powder to your taste.
- For a richer flavour, you can toast the spices in a little bit of oil before grinding them.
This biryani masala can be used in any type of biryani including chicken biryani, mutton biryani and vegetable biryani.