Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pav Bhaji Masala Powder

Indian cuisine have varieties of spice powders, obviously every Indian house holds will have their proper spice powders list, been born and brought up in South India my pantry will definitely have common spice powders and most of the time i'll make myself those spice powders at home atleast twice a month. Spice powders are need to be conserved properly and a freshly grounded spice powder makes the difference in our dishes. Coming to today's post, its the famous North Indian street food pav bhaji's basic ingredient. Yes a delicious pav bhaji depends upon the freshness and the quality of this masala used in making this delicious dish.

Needless to say pav bhaji is one the favourite and most known street food or fast fooddish in India, for making a pav bhaji masala powder i usually use store bought masala which i carried from India.My stock of those storebought masala powders is over now,so i tried my hands in making some homemade masala powders, one among those masala powder i prepared at home is this Pav bhaji powder. Since am posting this week's of blogging marathon with street foods or condiments as theme, am posting this aromatic pav bhaji powder unde the letter 'P'. Pav bhaji masala is a blend of spices like red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, cinnamon,cloves,black cardamoms,fennel seeds and dry mango powder. If you make this homemade pav bhaji powder, am sure you wont ever buy those store bought masala powder.


15nos Whole dry red chillies
1/4cup Coriander seeds
1/4cup Cumin seeds
1/8cup Whole black peppercorns
4nos Black cardamoms
3nos Cloves
2tbsp Fennel seeds
2nos Cinnamon stick (1inch)
2tbsp Amchur powder/dry mango powder

Dry roast all the ingredients till golden brown except the dry mango powder,in low flame.

Roast it till a nice aroma comes out.

Finally add the dry mango powder, roast for a minute.

Then cool it completely and grind it as fine powder.

Cool down completely and store it in an cleaned bottle.

Notes:
You can use very well this powder for making any kind of curries or rice.

If you dont have black cardamoms,you can use green cardamoms very well.


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50 comments:

  1. very very flavorful masala pd :)very useful recipe aks .. Home made is always the best :)

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  2. Thats a very helpful recipe Priya, bookmarked !!

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  3. Priya, the picture is just stunning! And this is such a beautiful one after the Nyonya powder. You're right , fresh made powders makes such a difference to the cooking. I too have never tried pav bhaji masala power at home. Shall try this

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  4. Flavorful powder.. Thanks for sharing the recipe akka.. Planning to make it sometime soon..

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  5. Love that color you got there for this spicy powder.

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  6. Quelle chance de savoir faire ses propres épices. Je n'ai encore jamais essayé.
    A bientôt

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  7. One of my favorite masala powder, love the color you got there

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  8. Love the way you make these powders at home. Totally a very good recipe .

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  9. Very useful post Priya.The owder looks spicy and nice colour.

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  10. Such a flavorful and multi purpose masala powder. I've always used store bought pav bhaji masala, will give this a try some time.

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  11. splendid.....Very very useful...pavbhaji is my favorite I often make it...I always thought to prepare masala at home...Now its easy...bookmarked this recipe...looks perfect!!!!

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  12. I actually just made this yesterday preparing for a post for next month's BM but the recipe I used was a bit different - no cloves and much more fennel and cinnamon with less coriander seed. It made the house smell so wonderful!

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  13. I am longing for this masala powder for a long time.. Good that u posted it...

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  14. Very flavourful and colorful looking masala powder
    Deepa

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  15. love home made spice powders.. so much more tasty and flavorful than the store bought!!

    Sowmya

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  16. lovely color and flavorful ...I have in my drft too :)

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  17. Very useful post.
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  18. Pretty color, I have been planning to make pav bhaaji masala at home but been pushing it off :-). You have inspired me.

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  19. Now u have one option to try tawa masala :) which goes for Letter "T" awesome one priya Try that!

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  20. That's a very useful post dear ! Lovely clicks..

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  21. A flavourful powder. Very useful recipe which can be easily made at home and healthy too

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  22. love this masala, comes very handy and homemade is too good, bookmarked it.... Today's post : http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/09/cantonese-scallion-pancakes.html

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  23. The freshness and flavor lend by home made ground masalas is unsurpassed. Lovely click.

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  24. colorful and flavorful powder. nice click priya

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  25. Very flavourful masala powder, lovely clicks..

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  26. The other day I was thinking of trying this spice powder, then got lazy to google...and now here I have the recipe from a perfect master..wow..the color is awesome..too good Priya.Bookmarking.

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  27. like the aroma of fresh masala :) sis, u have a unique style of presenting the dish :) just like ur simplicity..

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  28. wow....looks soooo perfect n flavorful powder...

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  29. i see that you are now filling up your lovely blog with a lot of basic masala powders, that is very thoughtful and completes your blog , well almost, i know you will end up covering the world cuisine one day

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  30. Nothing can beat fresh homemade spice powder aks I am waiting for pav bajji here ;-)

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  31. I totally agree that nothing beats the home made fresh masalas! Love the color!

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  32. Homemade is always the best. Next time I make Pavbhaji I will make this masala.

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  33. You pics so nice Priya. Love this blend. Will be making it sometime soon :)

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  34. The colour looks so good..very nice..

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  35. Very informative Priya. Never attempted this spice powder at home. Home made version is always flavourful compared to store bought one...

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  36. I go for Everest powder :D...Will try this sometime :)

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  37. Anytime the home made is much better than the store bought ones...Must try this some time

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  38. I still take the easy way out and buy it from the stores. Your pavbhaji masala looks yum.

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  39. Thanks for the post...Looks nice.I want to try this.. spices

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