Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pav Bhaji Masala powder

Yellow, red and green....
Everywhere there's a color seen...
With winds hushing and ducks quacking...
A day that's dawning....
With stories, hopes and dreams...
You repel...
Winds compel..
Fighting through the day....
Then a small meltdown and you give away...
But still the hope stays....
And there comes a day of beauty again...

Its Fall again...

The recipe below has nothing to do with the above craziness....:)
Today the post is about pav bhaji masala powder. Until 2 years back I used to buy all the masala powders from stores...Even now I do but things that I really need. After coming to the place I live currently I dont find real gud stuffs for the money that I pay, so initially I started to avoid such stuffs...then later I felt that if avoiding is what I am going to do then I will have to do that in many that was not possible..Then I started to make masala powders as and when needed...I still do that..This is a masala powder  tried from Veg Inspirations...It was very flavorful and made a whole lot of differences in the recipe by adding the fresh aroma of spices...

Black cardamoms -5 nos
Coriander Seeds -1/4 cup
Cumin seeds -1/8 cup
Whole black pepper -1/8 cup
Fennel Seeds -1 and 1/2 tbsp
Dry red chilies -10 nos
Cinnamon -1 inch pieces 9 nos.
Dry mango powder/Amchur - 2 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

1. Dry roast all ingredients except amchur powder for few minutes  on low heat until nice aroma is released from spices.
2. Add amchur powder and roast another minute.Turn off heat and cool completely. Then grind to fine powder. Cool and store in dry bottles.
3. They can be used to make pav bhaji masala/ Tawa pulao or in any Indian curries with these kind of spices.


  1. Nice and flavorful pav bhaji masala. pretty presentation too

  2. Nothing can beat home-made powders. Very flavourful masala powder:)

  3. Pav Bhaji masala powder looks delicious. Here my hubby make best pav bhaji.

  4. Home made masala is always healthy and good dear. Very useful post dear. Nice clicks too.

    today's recipe:

  5. bookmarked the recipe...will try it soon :)

  6. Homemade pav bhaji masala? Wow! The flavour of freshly ground masala is indeed something else altogether.

  7. Once i get finished with the store bought pav bhaji masalas, i'll be doing urs soon, thanks for sharing.

  8. Love Pav Bhaji, but always make with store bought masala...
    Your version sounds nice and flavorful

  9. homemade is always the best... nice aromatic powder

  10. I've read abt Pav Bhaji Masala powder but never used it before. You made it really simple dear, thanks for sharing :)

  11. Flavorful masala,thanks for sharing,lovely clicks.

  12. Didn't know you were so good at poetry!! Loved reading it.. Also thanks for sharing the recipe for pav bhaji masala.. Very useful...

    Divya's Culinary Journey

  13. Looks so yum and is that your own poetry? great writeup :)

    Cook like Priya

  14. Useful post of pav bhaji masala..Surely would have added flavors:)
    Regarding ur query about cream of tartar,its available in the herbs & spices section(baking) in Walmart:)
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  15. Looks very flavorful powder....

  16. wow dear love pav bhaji...and its handy to have masala around

  17. Nothing can beat the aroma and flavor of fresh ground masala.
    Loved your poem about fall too.

  18. ♪彡♪♫°¸.•♫°`
    Passei para uma visitinha.
    Sou encantada pelos temperos indianos, esse parece tão fácil de fazer.
    Não tenho cardamomo (nunca vi esse tempero) e também não tenho manga em pó.
    Usamos manga como fruta natural para saladas e doces.
    Bom fim de semana!

  19. Hi
    First time in ur space. I love to have PAv Bhaji at any time but i use to buy the masala. Thank God here after not.

  20. The PB powder looks so fresh & aromatic..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  21. i always see bloggers making pav bhaji masala and i am like i will make it soon. have been postponing it for months.

  22. ¡Qué bella propuesta! abrazos y abrazos.

  23. Omg, fresh homemade masala..Can guess how flavourful your muffins would have smelled na, incredible muffins.

  24. love the beautiful clicks and the masala recipe as well.


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