Biryani Masala

Biryani Masala

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The perfect blend of spices for the perfect Biryani! Biryani Masala is an essential item in a typical Indian kitchen. Cooked with a mix of rice and veggies, it gives rise to an aromatic and flavourful Biryani that will steal everyone’s hearts.

Although this spice mix is readily available in stores, this homemade version will easily outdo all these. To get this masala right take care not to over-roast the ingredients.

You just need to roast them lightly to remove any moisture, and must ensure the ingredients do not change colour. If you are unsure of this, you can even keep them in the hot sun to dry. Also measure the quantity of ingredients properly to get the ideal mix of flavours.

You can also try making other Indian spice mixes like the Sambhar Masala and Homemade Tandoori Masala Powder .

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Biryani Masala recipe - How to make Biryani Masala



Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.75 cup
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  1. Put all the ingredients on a plate.
  2. Transfer all the ingredients except the turmeric and nutmeg powder in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Switch of the flame, add the turmeric and nutmeg powder and mix well.
  4. Cool completely, and blend it in a mixer till smooth.
  5. Store it in an air-tight container and use as required.

Biryani Masala Recipe, Basic Masala Recipe by Tarla Dalal

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Biryani Masala
 on 14 Feb 19 03:08 AM

Hi Whats the quantity to use in 1kg rice?
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Tarla Dalal    Hey, For easy access, all the recipes on our website are in cups and spoons measurement. You can increase the serving size and refer this recipe to make 1 kg rice
14 Feb 19 09:28 AM
Biryani Masala
 on 07 Apr 18 05:45 PM

Please send me more spices masala...
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Nisarg, We have many recipes on do check them out....
09 Apr 18 08:49 AM
Biryani Masala
 on 02 Sep 17 09:26 AM

Biryani masala.. Thank you for the home made version of biryani masala.. i tried making biryani with this masala.. It turned out really nice..