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5 from 6 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
Total Time25 mins
Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Briyani masala mix
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 15kcal


  • 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 pods
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon aamchoor
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds


  • 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.


Calories: 15kcal