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Biryani Masala Powder

6 Feb

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Biryani Masala Powder.

Biryani masala powder is a spice blend which is used while making most kinds of biryani. There are hundreds of versions for biryani masala powder while this particular one is basic and consists of cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander seeds, nutmeg and mace.
Makes: around 1 Cup of Biryani Masala Powder.

Ingredients:

Cloves 10 Gms
Cinnamon 5 Gms
Green Cardamom 5 Gms
Coriander Seeds 10 Gms
Nutmeg / Jaiphal / Jajikaya a big Pinch
Mace / Jaji Puvvu 1 inch Piece

Method of preparation:

Grind all the ingredients into fine powder using a spice blender.
Store the biryani masala powder in a tight fitting jar.
Biriyani masala stays fresh for 4 – 6 months.
Notes: Make sure to grind everything into fine powder.

Suggestions: To reduce the heat, reduce the amount of cloves a little.
Variations: You can also add caraway seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorns to the spice blend if you wish. You can also add powders like dried ginger powder, red chile powder, turmeric powder etc. Some spice blends contain whole ingredients like dried plums, bay leaf / masala aku, black cardamom etc..
Other Names: Biryani Masala Powder, Biriyani Masala Powder.