Biryani Masala

Biryani Masala

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

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

To make biryani masala powder 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 in biryani masala powder properly to get the ideal mix of flavours.

Tips for the perfect biryani masala powder recipe. For best results, always prepare spice blends in small quantities but, if preparing in large quantity then dry roast each whole spice separately rather than roasting everything together.

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

Enjoy biryani masala powder recipe | homemade biryani masala | with step by step photos and video below.

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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 the homemade biryani masala it in an air-tight container and use as required.

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Other homemade masala powders

  1. From readymade soups and pastes to chutneys and dry spice mixes, nowadays in this fast paced life, everything is easily available in local stores. But, there are many people who still prefer preparing their own Indian spice blends at home like garam masala, chole masala, chaat masala etc. Our website does have all these basic masala recipes that will help you enhance the taste of food at home. Like biryani masala powder recipe | homemade biryani masala | then here are some of my go-to homemade Indian spice mixes :

How to make Biryani masala

  1. To make biryani masala powder recipe | homemade biryani masala | measure and assemble all the ingredients on a plate.
  2. Transfer all the ingredients in a  broad non-stick pan starting with Kashmiri red chillies. The stalk has been removed but we have kept them whole to get that heat from the seeds.
  3. Next add bay leaves. Wipe clean the bay leaves before using them.
  4. Add 3 tbsp of coriander seeds. Clean the spices for any stones or debris before adding them in the Biryani masala.
  5. Add cumin seeds. If you are running short of time and need to prepare the biryani masala immediately then make use of chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder instead of the whole spices.
  6. Add caraway seeds.
  7. Add 1 tbsp of mace.
  8. Add 2 sticks of cinnamon. Check for hidden worm or mold inside the dalchini.
  9. Add cloves.
  10. Add black cardamom.
  11. Add star anise.
  12. Add black peppercorns.
  13. Add cardamoms.
  14. Add fennel seeds. Always make use of fresh spices else the biryani masala will not last long and won’t have that essence.
  15. Dry roast on a medium flame for 2 minutes or until aromatic. We are dry roasting just to remove moisture from spices if any and not for changing the colour and toasting them.
  16. Switch off the flame, add the turmeric.  For best results, always prepare spice blends in small quantities but, if preparing in large quantity then dry roast each whole spice separately rather than roasting everything together.
  17. Add nutmeg powder.
  18. Mix well and remove on a plate.
  19. Cool completely and transfer to a mixer jar.
  20. Blend it in a mixer till smooth and our biryani masala powder is ready.
  21. The biryani masala powder | homemade biryani masala |will have such a texture.
  22. Store pulao masala in an air-tight container to retain the aroma and flavour and use as required. To increase the shelf life of biryani masala powder recipe | homemade biryani masala | store it away from humidity and sunlight. Also, make use of a clean and moisture-free spoon to get the required amount of masala everytime. You can use this biryani masala recipe to make delectable dishes like :

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Biryani Masala
 on 25 Nov 19 07:59 AM

nice biryani masala
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank You for the kind words. Do keep trying more and more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
25 Nov 19 04:46 PM
Biryani Masala
 on 12 Jul 19 11:19 PM

Really bireyani. Masala supar tq mam
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback.
14 Mar 20 06:36 PM
Biryani Masala
 on 13 Jun 19 05:23 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your respond!! We are delighted.
14 Jun 19 03:19 PM
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..