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Friday, 9 September 2016

Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

Pav Bhaji Masala Powder - Roasted, freshly ground, spicy and aromatic Pav Bhaji masala powder

Pav Bhaji masala Powder

Now that we have made our super soft Homemade Pav Buns and Pav Bhaji masala totally from scratch, it is only fair that we make our homemade Pav Bhaji masala Powder.
This freshly ground powder just lifts up your Pav bhaji masala flavour, making you wanting more and more. When you temper using this powder for pav bhaji masala ( you can find the recipe here ), your whole kitchen will smell amazing!!
I bet, you just can't stop dipping your pav buns in this masala.
Pav Bhaji masala Powder

Its a perfect blend of spices that are roasted to perfection.

Pav Bhaji masala Powder


Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder recipe

 Roasted, spicy Pav Bhaji masala powder!
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Coriander seeds: 2 tbsp
Pepper: 1 tbsp  
Cumin seeds: 1 tbsp
Fennel seeds: 1/2 tbsp
Dry Chilli: 3 
Cinnamon: 2" piece 
Clove: 3 
Black Cardamom: 1 
Green Cardamom: 1 
Amchoor Powder: 1 tbsp 

Pav Bhaji masala Powder

1) Dry roast coriander seeds, pepper and cumin seeds separately in a medium flame until fragrant ( Careful, not to burn them ). Transfer them to a plate to cool to room temperature.
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2) Roast the fennel seeds. Next roast the dry chilli, cinnamon, clove, green cardamom and black cardamom until fragrant. Turn off the flame and add the amchoor powder. Give it a toss and transfer to the plate to cool down completely.
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3) After the roasted items are cool to room temperature, transfer the contents to a mixer and grind to a fine powder. Let it cool and store it in an airtight container.
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That's it... Your Pav Bhaji masala powder!!!
Pav Bhaji masala Powder

Recipe Source: Adapted from IndianHealthyrecipes
1) While dry roasting the spices, be careful not to burn them as burnt spices will yield a bitter taste.
2) If you can't find black cardamom, you can substitute it with green cardamom.
3) Apart from pav bhaji masala, you can also use this powder in many India currys or fillings.

Happy Cooking,


  1. Very useful post, I like homemade best.

  2. Yum, what a powerful, healthy blend of spices, it will give so much flavour to any dish,love it:)

  3. wow...thanx for sharing the basics...

  4. Pav bhaji masala looks so flavourful! Homemade is the best! Very useful post! Thanks for dropping by in my space! :)

  5. Helpful post... Thanks for sharing