Thursday, 16 August 2012

how I do it: Biriyani masala

There are umpteen number of biriyani masala recipes according to region and even household.

Over these last few years that I've been cooking biriyani, I have tried a few mixes and here is the one that I have finally ended up with.

Yield: 2 tbsp

1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp shahjeera
4 cloves
1 cardamom pod
1 inch cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
1 whole mace

I dry roast them for a few minutes to release their oils and till gorgeous aroma reaches your nose, let them cool down and grind them on the mill attachment on my food processor.

Please share your biriyani masala mixes here as well dearies.

3 comments:

  1. I tried roasting them in ghee along with some cashewnuts and it turned out gr8.. But dunno if thats wat u meant by this.. ;) besides cant grind anything frm here so everything went wholesome into my biriyani..

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  2. I tried roasting them in ghee along with some cashewnuts and it turned out gr8.. But dunno if thats wat u meant by this.. ;) besides cant grind anything frm here so everything went wholesome into my biriyani..

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    1. I'm sure it would have turned great meenu. But what I meant was to dry roast them and grind to get a powdered masala. In the absence of the right equipment I think ur idea is the best :) Well done. Let me know how it turned out. Did u capture it in ur camera?

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