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Biryana Masala (Instant Biryani Spice Mix)

Jul 15, 2012         one comment.

It’s a blend of whole spices lightly roasted and powdered. Used specifically for biryani’s, the masala powder adds not only flavour but the faint aroma that’s required in a perfect biryani. The blend is similar to garam masala, but has even more spice flavors to it.

Here’s the recipe –


  • 10 Cardamoms
  • 3 inch stick of Cinnamon
  • 1 small Nutmeg
  • 10-12 Cloves
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 6-8 Black peppercorns
  • 1 1/2 TBsp Caraway seeds (shahjeera)
  • 5-8 Mace
  • 2 small Star anise


  1. Dry roast each spice separately on a moderately medium flame till the spice gives faint aroma- cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg , cloves, bay leaf, fennel seeds, peppercorn (6 to 8), shahjeera/caraway seeds, mace, star-anise.
  2. Cool and powder.
  3. Store in a air tight container and use as required.

Or you could buy the ready made powder mix from any Indian store.

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