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Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder RecipePav bhaji is equally popular as a snack or a meal and this easy to cook dish always enjoys a special place in the hearts of many. I prepared bhaji for many years using store bought masala. As you know, I have been a sucker for home made masalas….love to make my own stuff from scratch! So, I decided…why not try this one? With a little google surfing and tips from friends, I came out with this perfect Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe. I was very happy with the outcome. I hope you guys will also like it. Any suggestions are most welcome!!

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

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Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

Step-by-Step process for Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe:

 

  • These are all the spices you need to dry roast:

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

  • Other dry spice powders to mix later:

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

  • Crush the nutmeg piece in a mortar and pestle or you can also grate it.
  • This will also be added along with the dry spice powders.

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

Dry Roasting Spices:

 

  • Clean all the spices to remove any stones or impurities.
  • Dry roast all the ingredients under the heading “To dry roast” in a pan over low medium heat with continuous stirring till you get a nice aroma.
  • Do not let the spices burn, they should just be fragrant.

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

  • Turn off the heat and let the roasted spices cool down completely.

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

Grinding the spices:
  • Once spices come to room temperature, transfer to a grinder or a blender and make a fine powder.
  • You can further sieve it if you want it to be a very fine powder, but I use it as it is. If you sieve it, then grind the residue again to a fine powder. Repeat this process till you are left with very little or no residue.

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

  • Now add the rest of the dry powders under the section “other dry powders to mix” and pulse it once again, so that everything mixes well.
  • You can include turmeric powder too, but I like to add it directly while making the bhaji. Choice is yours.
  • Similarly you can also include dry ginger powder, but again, I like to add fresh ginger while making the bhaji.

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

  • Transfer the spice mix to an airtight jar to retain its aroma and store it in a dry place.
  • It keeps good for a month at room temperature and longer (about 6 months) when refrigerated.

Wasn’t Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe so simple??….Give it a shot!!

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

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Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe | How to make Pav Bhaji Masala at Home
 
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Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe - A blend of various spices to prepare bhaji for Pav.
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Recipe type: Spice Powder Mix
Cuisine: Indian (Maharashtrian)
Serves: A batch enough for 3 to 4 times
Ingredients
  • To dry roast:
  • 3 Black cardamoms
  • 4 Tablespoons Coriander seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons Cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Peppercorns
  • 1 Tablespoon Fennel seeds
  • 10 Dry red chillies
  • 3 inch Cinnamon sticks
  • 10 Cloves
  • 3 small Bay leaves
  • 2cm piece Mace
  • Half Star anise, seeds removed
  • Other dry powders to mix:
  • 2 Tablespoons Amchur powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Chaat masala
  • ¼ teaspoon Black salt
  • 1cm nutmeg piece, grated or powdered
Directions
  1. Clean the spices to remove any stones or impurities.
  2. Dry roast all the ingredients under the heading “To dry roast” in a pan over low medium heat with continuous stirring till you get a nice aroma.
  3. Turn off the heat and let the spices cool down completely.
  4. Once cool, transfer to a grinder or a blender and make a fine powder.
  5. Now add the rest of the powders under the section “other dry powders to mix” and pulse it once again for everything to mixe well.
  6. Transfer the spice mix to an airtight jar and store it in a dry place.
  7. It keeps good for a month at room temperature and longer (about 6 months) when refrigerated.

 

My Notes:

  1. Immediately after dry roasting, transfer the spices to a plate because the pan will still be hot and there is a chance for the spices to burn.
  2. In case the spices burn, you will not get good aroma and it will give a bitter taste to the bhaji. So, please be very careful while roasting. 
  3. If you don’t have black cardamoms, just try it it normal green ones. But black cardamoms have a more strong flavour.
  4. You can also use whole kashmiri red chillies (around 10) instead of the powder. Adjust spice levels to suit your taste.
  5. You can also include turmeric powder in the spice mix, but I like to add it directly while making the bhaji.
  6. Similarly you can also add dry ginger powder, but again I like to add fresh ginger while making the bhaji.
  7. You can also use this powder in place of curry powder or to spice up any other Indian style curries or gravies for a different flavour.
  8. keeps well for one month at room temperature or even more (about 6 months) if refrigerated.

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe

Hope you like my version of Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder Recipe!!..Do let me know your views  through your valuable comments.

Use this powder to make bhaji recipe for pav and enjoy!!

Many more to come!!….STAY TUNED!!

Happy Cooking 🙂

Cheers!!

Padma.

6 Comments:

  1. raji ramakrishnan

    nice website. photography is too good

  2. raji ramakrishnan

    hi

    very nice site. photography too good.

  3. Cant take my eyes of the pics simply amazing

  4. Home made is always the best .. looks flavourful ..:)

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