How do I do it: Meat masala | Kukskitchen

There are a million recipe mixes to make meat masala depending on the country, state, region or even the household you are coming from.

Here is one that I frequently use. Amongst shop brought meat masala's I luv Ann's meat curry masala the best.


Dried chilli flakes - 1 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Ground turmeric - 1 tsp
Black peppercorns - 5
Cumin seeds (jeerakam) - 1 tsp
Fennel seeds ( perum jeerakam) - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cloves - 4
Cardamom seeds - 4


Place all the spices into a dry frying pan and heat until lightly toasted. Remove the spices from the pan, let it cool down and then grind to a fine powder.

This stores for up to one month.


Sherin Deepu


  1. Love the combinations Sherin, sure it should give a good punch to the recipe :) love it, nice neat pics and write up

  2. liked your third click.. best homemade masala :)

  3. Flavorful,home made is the best.

  4. I was jus going through ur blog and OMG so nice recipes you have.

  5. Great masala blend sherin. Always homemade ones are perfect.


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