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Goda Masala

Goda masala, which translates to "sweet masala" is a milder version of garam masala used in the kitchens of Maharashtra. It includes coconut, which tamps down the spice a little.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: Indian (Maharashtrian)
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Goda masala
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 63kcal


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 4 1-inch sticks cinnamon
  • 4 dry bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon dagad phool (stone flower, optional)
  • 20 peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoon fennel
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (use the white poppy seeds, if possible, but if you can't find these the black seeds are fine)
  • ½ cup dry coconut (copra) (shredded or broken into small pieces. This is a kind of coconut that's been dried before use. It has a different flavor from fresh coconut.)


  • Heat the oil in a small skillet. Roast the masala ingredients until lightly brown and fragrant. Fry the sesame seeds, poppy seeds and coconut last and keep a close eye on it because it can burn in an instant.
  • Cool, powder in a spice grinder, and store in the refrigerator.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg