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5 from 3 votes

Biryani Masala Paste

This Biryani Masala Paste is a great, aromatic spice mix to use in biryani and other rice dishes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 15kcal
Author: Vaishali Honawar

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion , very thinly sliced, then fried in a fairly hot griddle for about 10-15 minutes, stirring often, until the onion turns brown and crispy. You don’t want to leave the onion unattended too long because onions contain sugar and will burn.
  • 10 prunes (dry plums)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 4 1- inch cinnamon sticks
  • 10 black cardamom
  • 10 green cardamom
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp aamchoor
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender, add just enough water to make the blades turn, and let it all roll away into a smooth paste. You will need about half of this paste for the biryani recipe and can store the rest of it in an airtight container in the freezer…for a long, long time.

Nutrition

Calories: 15kcal