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5 from 6 votes

Dhansak Masala

This powdered spice mix is used to make dhansak, an aromatic dal dish that hails from India's Parsi community.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: Indian (Parsi/Zoroastrian)
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Dhansak masala
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 17kcal



  • In a dry skillet, over medium heat, roast all the ingredients except the turmeric. When the spices start to exude an aroma, in about 5-7 minutes, and the coriander seeds are a couple of shades darker, turn off the heat.
  • Add the spices to a coffee grinder with the turmeric. Process into a fine powder.


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.1mg