Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Homemade Biryani Masala Powder

Spices are the backbone of any dish. I love experimenting with different spices and coming up with different spice mixtures or masalas. Hear is a very easy way of preparing biryani masala at home. This masala can be used for making vegetable, chicken or mutton biryani.
Ingredients:(Makes around 11/2 tbsp biryani powder)
Cloves - 5
Green Cardamom - 2
Black Cardamom - 1
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Star Anise - half of a whole star anise
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Shahi Jeera - 1/4 tsp

Method of Preparation:
1. Add all the ingredients to a spice blender or a grinder and grind to a fine powder.
2. Store in an airtight container.

For around 2 pounds or one kg of chicken or mutton, use 11/2 tbsp biryani masala.
(Add the biryani masala powder to the marinade and marinate the meat in it)



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