Recipe For Masala Powder - Add Fab Flavours,
Colours and Aromas to Your Indian Cooking

If you're after an authentic taste of India, then creating a homemade recipe for masala is a must! Super easy-to-make, it uses a blend of traditional whole and ground spices and can be put together in just minutes. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 8 tablespoons)

3 tbsp coriander seeds
3 tbsp cumin seeds
4 tsp green cardamom pods
1 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp fennel seeds
2 tsp ginger powder
2 tsp cloves
2 tsp caraway seeds
6 mace blades

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Grind the cardamom pods, mace, coriander, fennel, cumin, caraway, cloves and peppercorns
  • Sieve into a bowl
  • Stir in the ground cinnamon, chili and ginger

Store your masala recipe in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

Note: As you've gone to the effort of making your own masala mix, you can take it a step further by dry toasting the whole ingredients before grinding. Read more about this highly recommended, quick and easy cooking technique. (Link opens in new window)

Note: Use as many whole spices as possible if you have them available as these will add the best flavours. If it's more convenient, you can use pre-ground powders and reduce the amount the recipe requires by half. For example, for 3 tablespoons of whole coriander you would use 4 teaspoons of pre-ground coriander. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well.

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