Making spice powder and spice mixes at home can be very easy if you have a few tried and tested recipes that always yield good results. Spices mixes are very important in making a dish light up its flavors. Every region and family has their own spice mix and here are a few. Get Recipes for preparing authentic spice powders, like sambar, garam masala, panch phoran and more.

Kolhapuri Khanda Lasun Masala Spice Mix Recipe

Kolhapuri Khanda Lasun Masala Spice Mix Recipe is a traditional masala mix originated from Pune. This spice mix  form a significant part in most of the households in Pune and Maharashtra just like the Goda Masala.  The masala has a tedious process to make but we have tried to reduce the process and created just the same flavor as of an authentic Khanda Masala Mix. The masala mix will create around 500 grams of the mix. You can store it in an airtight container for about a month. Serve ...

Malvani Masala Recipe

Malvani Masala Recipe is a most popular spice powder used mainly from the Malvan region of Maharashtra which falls on the west coast. Being situated on the coastal borders the malvani cuisine is influenced by two more other cuisine such as the Konkan and Goan. This spice mix is used just like the Garam masala spice powder mix used by the North Indians. The best part of the spice mix is the aroma that comes out when once ground. Serve the Malvani Masala Recipe in a Maharashtrian Style Kelfulachi ...

Biryani Masala Powder Recipe

Biryani Masala Powder Recipe is a spice mix that has freshly ground spices. There are totally 13 spices that have been used in this mix. It is the best for any quick homemade biryani which will give the right balance of flavor and spice. The spice mix is not too pungent and has the right amount of spice levels from the spices being used. It can be packed in a mason jar and stored for at least a month and used. Serve the Biryani Masala Powder to make Dum Biryani or Hyderabad Kuska to enjoy Sunday ...

Curry Powder Recipe

Curry Powder Recipe is spice mix that has got influenced from the South Asian Flavors. It has simple ingredients that are roasted and ground to form a smooth powder which is added into various dishes to create amazing flavors. The ratios of coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds should always be in the ratio of 2:1:1. The right heat is obtained from the dry red chilies and the color is obtained from bright yellow color.  Serve the Curry Powder Recipe to make a One pot meal with ...

Mangalorean Kundapur Taal Masala Powder Recipe (Bunt Style Basic Curry Powder Mix)

Mangalorean Kundapur Masala Powder Recipe (Bunt Style Basic Curry Powder Mix) is a spice mix which is more extensively used by the Bundt community which belongs to Mangalore. The spice mix is used for various preparation in their everyday cooking. A very distinct spice mix that helps to add flavor and balance to the whole dish. It is very similar to the Bafat masala powder. Serve the Mangalorean Kundapur Masala Powder Recipe in Various recipes and store it in an air tight container for later use.  If ...

Udupi Style Huli Podi Recipe (Sambar Powder)

Udupi Style Huli Pudi Recipe (Sambar mix Recipe) is an authentic recipe that is been followed by the people in the regions of Karnataka. This pudi mix is very famous among udupi, Mangalore and Malnad cuisine. The mix consists of right proportion of chana dal, urad dal, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, dry red chilli and curry leaves. This spice mix can be ground and used for various sambar recipes and it is supposed to be stored in an airtight container for the later usage. Serve the Udupi Style ...

Indian Masala Curry Powder With Red Chillies Recipe

Indian Masala Curry Powder With Red Chillies Recipe is an Indian spice powder which is homemade with roasted fresh spices. This masala curry powder is pretty versatile. This can either be used as an accompaniment with plain steamed rice or tempered rice and raita, or it can be added to curries, pickles or fries. Toss idlis in Indian Masala Curry Powder With Red Chillies Recipe and ghee to prepare podi idlis. This also soothes sore throat when had alone with rice topped with hot and freshly made ghee. If ...

Angaya Podi Recipe

Angaya Podi Recipe includes a lot of spices with health benefits. This recipe is one of the postpartum foods that was regularly served to me after my baby's delivery. Its my mom's recipe served with curd rice and is also diabetic friendly. Dry turkey berry helps in reducing gastritis, Manathakkali vathal also called Dry Black Night Shade helps as a coolant and is used in treating mouth ulcers and gastritis. Dry neem flowers helps expelling worms in digestive system and is good for ...

Mangalorean Style Bafat Pito Recipe (Bafat/Bafad Spice Mix Powder Recipe)

Mangalorean Style Bafat Pito Recipe (Bafat/Bafad Spice Mix Powder Recipe) which is a very famous among the catholic community in the Mangalorean cuisine. It is a blend of 6 spice mix to form a spice mix powder that are used generously by the Catholics to prepare the most famous dish called the “Dukramas” which is a Pork dish. The powder can be made and stored in an air tight jar or a container and can be kept for at least a year or so. It is then can be used for dishes like non veg gravies or ...

Andhra Style Nalla Karam Podi Recipe

Andhra food is well known for its spice powders and accompaniments and Andhra Style Nalla Karam Podi Recipe is one of them. This podi recipe is a dry powder made with black urad dal and coriander seeds as its main ingredients. This unique tasting dry podi recipes comes in handy with most of the South Indian breakfast recipes, when there are less side dishes and when you are in rush to start a busy day. Nalla Karam podi also can be included with the South Indian meal plate for an accompaniment. Serve ...

Gurellu Chutney Podi Recipe (Niger Seeds Chutney Recipe)

Uchellu or Gurellu Chutney Podi/Karale or Khurasni Chutney powder/Niger Seeds powder, one of a family of dry chutneys that are very popular in North Karnataka and Maharashtrian homes. A scoop of this flavourful chutney can liven up even the simplest of meals. Its tasty, spicy and full of flavours. Serve Gurellu Chutney Podi along with Steamed Rice and Mixed Vegetable Sambar for a weekday meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Podi recipes such as Godhi Chutney Podi Recipe Andhra ...

Konkani Style Koli Masala Recipe

Konkani Style Koli Masala Recipe it is one of the spice mix which has 18 odd spice that are roasted and blend to form a spice mix which has a strong and sharp flavor. Koli’s are basically the community of fishermen folks who live in the western coast region of India. This spice mix is made in order to add some flavor and body to their sparse fish that they eat every day or even into their vegetable curries. This spice is better when it is marinated with few grated coconut into any meats. Use the ...

Peanut Garlic Chutney Powder Recipe

Peanut Garlic Chutney Powder Recipe is an accompaniment dish which is made with perfectly brownish roasted peanuts, tamarind, cumin seeds, red chillies and garlic cloves. Though the recipe is simple to make and can be stored for a month, this accompaniment is so flavourful that the taste of garlicky sour peanuts make your meals taste great. Serve Peanut Garlic Chutney Podi Recipe as an accompaniment along with steamed rice and sambar or smear a layer of ghee and sprinkle Peanut Garlic Chutney ...

Ras El Hanout Recipe (Moroccan Spice Powder)

Ras El Hanout Recipe (Moroccan Spice Powder) is one of those spice powders which will come in handy when you are in mood to open up to African recipes. Home made spice blends are so easy to make and store. You always have a room to alter spice levels to suit your taste. Ras El Hanout is one of the most popular Moroccan spice blend and a widely used spice in Moroccan cuisine. This spice blend is complex in flavors due to more than a dozen spice ingredients in it. Ras El Hanout Recipe (Moroccan ...

Korean Style Gochujang Recipe (Hot Pepper Paste Recipe)

Korean Style Gochujang Recipe (Hot Pepper Paste Recipe) is a fermented red chili paste made from a mixture of glutinous rice and barley and mixed into a spice mixture. This condiment is very thick and concentrated and has a very pungent smell. The paste is considered as the backbone of most of the Korean cooking.  It adds in more depth and flavor to most of their dishes. The paste is usually used as a Marinate in most of the meat dishes, but it cannot be used directly as it is too strong, so ...

Chinese 5 spice powder Recipe

Chinese 5 spice powder Recipe is a medley of 5 distinct spice which are star anise, peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds. This mixture is primarily used in the Chinese cooking. It is mainly used in the meat dishes as Spice rub to add some extra flavors to the meat. In most of the Chinese restaurant, they are placed in a seasoning jar on the table next to the salt so that the customers can use it on their dish before consuming it. Serve the Chinese 5 spice powder in a Zhejiang Style ...

Home Made Dhansak Masala Recipe

Home Made Dhansak Masala Recipe is a special spice powder mix famous among the Parsi Cuisine. It is a blend of naturally grown spices that are available in India. The aromatic Indian spices are ground directly in a blender in order to keep the fresh smell intact and the ground spice can be used for various authentic dishes made in Parsi cuisine.  You can use the Home Made Dhansak Masala recipe for making Ringan Ravaiya Recipe (Parsi Style Stuffed Eggplant Recipe) If you are looking for ...

How To Make Homemade Kashmiri Masala/ Spice Mix Recipe

Kashmiri Spice Mix or Kashmiri Masala is a special spice powder used in many recipes that originate from Kashmiri Cuisine. This is a variation to garam masala recipe. This recipe yields close to a cup of spice mix. Make this spice powder and store in advance to cook Kashmiri recipes and to add Kashmiri twist to the regular home cooked recipes. Store away in an airtight container. Here are more spice powder recipes to make Maharashtrian Achar Ka Masala (Pickle Mix Recipe) Instant Puliyodharai/ ...

Andhra Style Paruppu Podi Recipe (Dal Podi)

Andhra Style Paruppu Podi is rich in protein and is super spicy. It is one of those south Indian dishes which can be prepared and stored in a container for about 2 to 3 months. Serve this Andhra Style Paruppu Podi with hot steamed rice with a dash of ghee or gingerly oil and Keerai Sambar for a perfect South Indian meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Podi recipes such as The Paruppu Podi Recipe Godhi Chutney Podi Recipe Idli Dosa Milagi Podi

Maharashtrian Achar Ka Masala (Pickle Mix Recipe)

Achar Ka Masala (Pickle mix) is the Homemade Maharashtrian style masala mix. This Achar Ka Masala is a blend of fresh aromatic spices and spice powders mixed together. This pickle masala stores well up to 3 - 4 months when kept under air-tight condition. You can prepare various kind of pickles by using this masala like Spicy Lime Pickle, Aam ka Achar, and in dishes like Achari paneer. Take a look at more recipes which can be made with Maharashtrian Achar Ka Masala Rajasthani Gunde Ka Achaar Recipe ...

Indian Tea Masala Powder

Indian Chai masala powder is an aromatic spice powder used for making masala tea. Indian tea is a common beverage for us. We start our day with a hot ginger-cardamom tea. If you make the masala tea powder, then you don't have to add any spices to the tea while making it. It provides a nice aroma and delicious taste to normal milk tea. So lets begin how to make masala tea powder. Use this Indian Chai masala powder in your regular tea and make it even more flavourful.

Menthe Hittu Recipe (Roasted Fenugreek Chutney Powder)

Menthe Hittu is a chutney powder recipe based on roasted fenugreek seeds. This recipe originates from North Karnataka and Maharashtra where it is also called Methkoot. Menthe Hittu recipe also contains other mixed pulses and grains, making it proteinaceous, nutritious and spices making it delicious. It serves as a side with hot rice and sambhar, or it tastes yum when you mix it with plain hot rice, top it up with generous ghee when you feel lazy to prepare a whole meal. Kids will like this with rice, ...

Godhi Chutney Podi Recipe (Wheat Germ South Indian Spice Powder)

The Chutney powder is a very integral part of every South Indian home.  The spice powder is a condiment which is so versatile; it can be mixed with either rice or had with Chapathi, Idli, Dosas and Akki Roti. For me and my sister, the version made by grandma was something we cherished. My grandma's recipe got passed down to me through mom. Among all her recipes was the Godhi Chutney Podi made out of whole wheat germs (Godhi in Kannada is Wholewheat). For all those spice lovers, this Godhi Chutney ...

Instant Puliyodharai Powder Recipe (Puliyogare/Pulihora Powder)

Puliyodharai/Puliyogare/Pulihora is a traditional rice dish that is tangy and spicy. This tasty dish finds it's unique place in the menu of all major festivals in South India. It is also a custom to make this rice in weddings and on the third day of pongal, Kaanum Pongal. It is a favourite picnic dish as it becomes tastier as the sour tamarind flavor deepens with time so it is a fantastic lunch box dish also. The Instant Puliyodharai Powder that can be mixed with rice directly and your Puliyodharai/Puliyogare ...

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