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


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

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

      3. My favorite masala, looks super :))

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

      5. simple yet flavourful powder

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

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

      8. Looks lovely

      9. i too very eager to tawa pulao, this is very useful to me... thanks for sharing...

      10. Will try sure, sounds good! lovely tag

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

      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..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      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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