Thursday, July 26, 2012

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder

I am already feeling the weekend today itself as mittu has a holiday 2mrw. Weekdays are always busy these days and I utilise the interval between the time she starts school and reaches home. Though now I've the liberty of cooking and clicking leisurely, I miss her presence so much . I make  myself fully occupied when she is not around so that I dont feel the loneliness.

After I tried homemade garam masala powder, I was very much happy with the flavour which is no way compared to the store bought ones. I made this pav bhaji masala powder mainly to try Tawa pulao as I saw it in many spaces that I got tempted very badly and to the add on my sis also asked to post it. I've already tried Pav Bhaji with the homemade powder a day back and should say it took pav bhaji to a  whole new level.
Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder
Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Ingredients
Makes 3/4 cup
Recipe Source : Veg Inspirations
  • Black cardamoms -  4
  • Coriander seeds -  1/4 cup
  • Cumin seeds -  1/8 cup
  • Whole black pepper -  1/8 cup 
  • Fennel seeds -  1 and 1/2 tbsp
  • Whole red dry chillies -  10
  • Cinnamon - ten  1/2 inch pieces
  • Dry mango powder -  2 tbsp
      Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala PowderMethod:
      1.Dry roast all the ingredients till golden brown(except dry mango powder) in low medium heat. Roast it till nice aroma is released. Then add mango powder and roast for a minute.
      Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder - Step1
      2.Then cool down completely and then grind it to a fine powder. Cool down and store in a clean dry container.
      Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder - Step2
      Make sure the container is clean and pat dry so that the masala keeps well for more time.
      Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala PowderMy Notes:
      • If you are not making pav bhaji often, no worries this is a multipurpose powder which can  even be used as curry powder or to spice up any other Indian style curries.
      • If you dont hav black cardamoms just try it it normal green ones. But black cardamoms have a more strong flavour.
      • This keeps well for 1 month or even more if refrigerated.
      Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder

      Written by: SHARMILEE J

      28 comments:

      1. wow..this is really a handy masala...love all the beautiful clicks.

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      2. one of my favorite never knew this masala can be made at home also :) well done :)

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      3. My favorite masala, looks super :))

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      4. Awesome clicks...yummy masala...can smell the aroma here through your clicks

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      5. simple yet flavourful powder

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      6. thanks for sharing.. home made is always good..

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      7. Flavourful powder..home made is always better.

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      8. Looks lovely
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      9. i too very eager to tawa pulao, this is very useful to me... thanks for sharing...
        VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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      10. Will try sure, sounds good! lovely tag

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      11. Packed with wonderful aroma!!!!
        Prathima Rao
        Prats Corner

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      12. hello Shamilli,
        i have a question...why have u not used cloves and turmeric powder in the indredients for making masala...?will use of cloves make masala more spicy...?pls answer me....i want to make this masala..
        regards,

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      13. @Nimisha : I just followed the orginal recipe and it had no cloves....so not sure whether that makes any difference...may be try adding 1 or 2 cloves and see.

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      14. Nice and flavorful combo of spices. I add pav bhaji masala in biryani too!!

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      15. A handy one..was lookng for tgis recipe..thanx forsharing

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      16. A handy one..was lookng for tgis recipe..thanx forsharing

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      17. Good one Sharmi. Homemade masala powders always gives a unique taste. Loved the tag for the bottle !!

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      18. Thanks for sharing this, your masala is definitely going give the ready made ones a run for their money!

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      19. Thanks. Alot tis s very much useful for. New starters

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      20. shall we add any other instead of mango powder?reply me please

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        1. Not really sure satya, I just followed the orginal recipe exactly...

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      21. thanks sharmi... I made this powder simaltaneously while pressure cooking veggies and added to the bhaji. It tasted great just like in chat shops.. Awesome. I immediately logged on to share it with you :)

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