The masala used in making the Bhaji for pav Bhaji is known as Pav Bhaji Masala. It is available in stores.
I always like to use the freshly ground masala . so I made the masala myself for using in the bhaji.
This masala making is simple with few ingredients , the list may seems long .
Coriander seeds – 2 tbs
Cumin seeds – 1 tbs
Red chilli – 4
Cardamom – 2
Cloves – 6
Cinnamon – 1’’ piece
Star anise – 2
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Dry ginger – 2’’ piece
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Dry Mango powder ( Amchur ) – 1 tbs
Garam masala powder – 1 tbs
Asafetida – ¼ tsp
Oil – 1 tsp
Heat the oil in a pan , add the coriander seeds and cumin , stir well.
It will splutter.
Add the broken red chillies , cardamom , cloves , cinnamon , star anise , fennel seeds , dry ginger.
Roast well in medium flame.
Let it cool.
Add the asafoetida, garam masala, turmeric powder and amchur powder.
Grind in a dry blender to a fine paste.
Cool for few minutes.
Store in the air tight container.
Pav Bhaji masala is ready to use.
This masala is also used in making Tawa pulov.
I made the Pav bhaji with this freshly grounded masala .
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