Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pav Bhaji Masala

 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 .


Requirements :

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

Method :

 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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  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will try it soon.

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  5. Gal I should be more active in kitchen to see that you make fresh pav bhaji masala at home !!good going...

  6. thanks for posting this dear..will try this soon

  7. so flavourful and fresh masala to make delicious pav bhaji!

  8. Homemade spice powders are always the best.