Bengali Bhaja Masala Recipe

Bengali Bhaja Masala is a unique and aromatic spice powder that captures the essence of Bengali cuisine. This special blend is meticulously crafted to bring a burst of flavors to a variety of dishes. Try this recipe and use them in various dishes.

Archana Doshi
Bengali Bhaja Masala Recipe
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Bengali Bhaja Masala is a unique and aromatic spice powder that captures the essence of Bengali cuisine. This special blend is meticulously crafted to bring a burst of flavors to a variety of dishes. "Bhaja" in Bengali refers to the art of shallow-frying or toasting, and this masala is aptly named for the toasting process that enhances its rich aroma and depth of taste.

The Bhaja Masala typically consists of a harmonious combination of roasted spices, each contributing its distinct character to the blend. 

Bengali Bhaja Masala adds a delightful complexity to various dishes, including vegetables, lentils, and seafood. Its warm and earthy notes make it a staple in Bengali kitchens, elevating the taste profile of traditional recipes. Whether used as a marinade for fish, a seasoning for roasted vegetables, or a finishing touch to lentil-based dishes, this spice blend is sure to enhance the overall culinary experience, bringing the authentic taste of Bengal to your plate. Sprinkle a pinch of Bhaja Masala to infuse your cooking with the robust and aromatic essence of Bengali spices.

Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

5 M

Total in

15 M

Makes:

25 grams

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper corns
  • 2 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 4 Cloves (Laung)
  • 4 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves (tej patta)

How to make Bengali Bhaja Masala Recipe

  1. To make the Bengali bhaja masala, measure all ingredients and keep them ready.

  2. Into a pan add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, bay leaves, cardamon and roast the ingredients on medium heat for a couple of minutes until the seeds start crackling and get a roasted aroma.

  3. Once done, allow it to cool and blend into a smooth powder. This is the bhaja masala.

  4. Store the Bhaja Masala in a small bottle and use it as and when required.