Sep 9, 2010

Maharashtrian Kala Masala

Recipe Credit - Vimla Patil ( Author - Dal Roti )

Makes: 175 g

You will need

2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
8 tablespoon scrapped dry coconut ( copra )
8 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nagkeshar ( optional )
1 teaspoon peppercorns
10 black cardamoms
8 bay leaves
1 teaspoon oil


Roast cloves, peppercorns, cardamom and cinnamon in just a little oil. Dry roast all other ingredients separately and dry. Pound till very fine. Store in an air tight container.

Copra available at Santhosh Super Market, 2 nd Avenue, Anna Nagar, Chennai

Hi Dan

Maharashtrian Kala Masala is the main spice ingredient in most of the Maharashtrian dishes ( especially in Amti - spiced Tur dal ). It will enhance the taste.

Thanks for comment

Have a great day



Dr.Sameena Prathap

Hi Niya,

a nice recipe...


Dan said...

Hi Niya

How would you serve this masala? As a garnish (topping) for a dish, or just alone as a finger-food snack?