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.

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 spices 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 ...

Chai Ka Masala Recipe (Homemade Spice Powder for Tea)

On cold winter days and in wet monsoons, a hot steaming cup of Masala tea is what you need to give that instant energy and warmth. Addition of spices make the tea healthier.The secret behind a perfect cup of Masala tea is the Chai ka Masala or Masala Tea Powder.You can store it for 4-6 months in an air-tight container. Aromatic spices roasted and ground together make a perfect Masala Tea Powder. Spice up your regular tea with the Masala Tea Powder and pep up your tea parties. Let your loved ones ...

Chettinad Rasam Powder Recipe

The Chettinad Rasam Powder Recipe is a classic and traditional recipe of the powder that is used in south indian homes. 'Rasam' or Charu/ Saaru is a flavourful South Indian Soup made from the juice of tamarind, tomatoes along with or without the Lentil broth. It can be sipped and enjoyed like a soup or mixed with rice. It is a great appetiser and has medicinal properties too. The Chettinad Rasam powder can be prepared in bigger batches and you can store them in an airtight container. It stays ...

How To Make Maharashtrian Goda Masala Recipe (Homemade Classic Maharashtrian Spice Powder Mix)

Goda Masala is a quintessential Maharashtrian spice powder mix of aromatic spices blended together to give it a subtle sweet flavour, which is why it gets its name. “Goad” meaning sweet in Marathi, this masala is used in many classic Maharashtrian recipes such as Bharleli Vangi, Amti and several other curries that have an authentic Maharashtrian flavour. This masala gets its distinctive flavour from Dagad Phool/Pathar Phool or Black Stone Flower. As with any other spice mix, the proportions ...

Kolhapuri Masala Recipe (Maharashtrian Masala Chutney Powder)

Kolhapuri Masala Recipe is a spicy Maharashtrian Masala Chutney Powder) used as a versatile masala to add an authentic touch when cooking Maharashtrian cuisine. Earthy and aromatic it is not for the faint hearted as a lot of Kolhapuri dishes are popular for being extremely spicy - a trademark of this mall that is at the heart of most dishes. Fiery, with the heat of this combination of spices, it can be used in curries and sabjis alike.

Punjabi Garam Masala Powder Recipe

Punjabi Garam Masala Powder Recipe is a must have spice powder mix for most Indian dishes and its fairly simple to make if you have measured all the ingredients right and roasted them well. This recipe was given to me by a neighbor when I was 18 years old. My mother preserved the recipe and I made note of it in a book and now I have shared it with you. Although this recipe was handwritten many years ago, I understand now that every home has a subtle variation in the proportions of the ingredients ...

Panch Phoran Masala (Indian Five Spice Powder)

The Panch Phoran Masala, is a very traditional spice mix used in the Bengali cuisine that is mostly a blend of 5 important spices. I have known a few bengalis who debate over which spice rules over the other. Which is when I realised, that every home has their small and subtle variations to this Panch Phoron spice mix. But essentially, the house help who cooked for me while I stayed in Kolkatta, made the Panch phoron with fennel seeds, black mustard, nigella seeds, golden fenugreek and cumin ...

Homemade Methi Ajwain Kala Jeera Powder (Herbal Home Remedy for Digestion)

The Methi Ajwain Kala Jeera Powder is an age old family recipe that my mother used to give us to build immunity and help aid digestion. And as I grew up and got married, I found this very same home remedy used by my mother in law, but she used to serve it along with warm water, while I used it have it along with buttermilk or curd rice. Whichever way you choose to have it, the Methi Ajwain Kala Jeera Powder has numerous health benefits. It is said to help in normalizing bowel movement, ...

Kharbyaali Masale Khara Recipe - North Karnataka Sambar Powder

The Kharbyaali Masale Khara is a very traditional North Karnataka Spice Powder that is used in making the Kharbyaali Nuggekai Saaru and even certain vegetable dishes. It is made with a combination of the various spices and smoked dry coconut that brings out the special flavor of the North Karnataka Kharbyaali Masala.

Kolkata Jhaal Muri (Moodi Masala Recipe)

Kolkata Jhaal Muri/Moodi Masala is a special spice mix that is used in making Jhaal Muri, an delicious crunchy street food snack, flavored with mustard oil. The street vendors never tell you the actual recipe, they will just sell you the powder, but over the years, I tasted the powder each time and finally dissected the recipe and got it 99% close to the original one. Hope you get to make it at home too.

Bisi Bele Bath Spice Powder Recipe

The Bisi Bele Bath Spice Powder is a mix that has to be made fresh for the delicious rice dish. Here is a simple and quick recipe of how to make just one portion of this powder for the bisi bele bath (click to get the recipe)

Idli Dosa Milagai Podi Recipe - South Indian Chilli Chutney Powder

Idli Dosa Milagai Podi | Chilli Chutney Powder is traditionally used in south indian homes and served along with Idli's and Dosa's. It is used as a substitute to chutneys or sambar to accompany breakfast dishes like idli or dosai. This powder stored in airtight container is multi purpose - can be used instead of chilly powder while making other vegetable curry also. How to use the Idli Dosa Milagai Podi | Chutney Powder: Mixed a tablespoon of powder along with gingelly/vegetable oil and serve ...

Homemade Sambar Powder Recipe (South Indian Curry Powder)

The Homemade Sambar Powder is the most basic and important ingredient in making “Sambar”. This spiced powder is made with a blend of roasted coriander seeds, toor dal, chana dal, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and few more which adds to this unique taste and exemplifies the taste sambar. Each region, each family, each household has their own variation of this spice blend. This is a very authentic Tamil Brahmin version of sambar powder that mother has perfected over the years of cooking.

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