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A flavorful homemade biryani masala spice mix that will reward you with delicious, fresh flavor for your biryani recipes. #spicemix #vegan #indian #masala HolyCowVegan.net
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5 from 13 votes

Biryani Masala Spice Mix

A homemade biryani masala spice mix takes minutes to make, and rewards you with amazing flavor. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: masala mix
Servings: 3 uses (approx)
Calories: 91kcal


  • ¼ cup coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon shah jeera (black cumin seeds)
  • 2 dry bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dagad phool (also called stone flower)
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 10 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon mace
  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 7 pods green cardamom pods
  • 2 pods black cardamom
  • 2 teaspoon kasoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 tablespoon fried onion (use the kind you get from the store, like French's, or at the Indian store. Onions fried at home would contain too much oil which could go rancid over time)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon dry pomegranate seeds (anardana)
  • 4 dry plums (chopped into smaller pieces)


  • Place all the ingredients except the plums in a spice grinder or a blender. Process into an even but coarse powder.
  • Mix in the plums and store in an airtight jar, in the refrigerator or in a cool, dark place in your pantry or kitchen.


Serving: 2heaping tablespoon (approx) | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 7g | Vitamin A: 610IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 5.7mg