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Friday, November 3, 2017

Homemade Kadai Masala Powder-Kadai Masala

Homemade masala powders add more flavor and taste to the dishes. It is also economical and  versatile. Kadai masala powder is easy to make at home. It heightens the flavor of the dish and takes it to a different level. You can use this powder for all kadai dishes both vegetarian and non vegetarian. Today we will learn how to make kadai masala powder following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Kadai Masala Powder

Homemade Kadai Masala Powder

Homemade Kadai Masala Powder

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Yields6 tbsps
 Recipe CategoryHomemade Masala Podis
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Coriander seeds - 3 tbsp
   Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1 tbsp
   Fennel seeds/Saunf - 1 tsp (optional)
   Whole black peppercorns - 1 tsp
   Dry red chillies - 8-9
   Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
   Cloves - 3
   Cardamom - 2
   Bay leaves - 2


Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, black pepper and red chillies on medium heat stirring continuously until you get a nice aroma. Remove from the pan.

Homemade Kadai Masala powder

In the same pan, dry roast cinnamon, cloves, cardamom (without the pods) and bay leaves together.

Homemade Kadai Masala podi

Once it cools, dry grind both together to a slightly coarse powder.

kadai masala

Use this flavorful, homemade kadai masala powder
 when making both vegetarian and non vegetarian kadai recipes.

Kadai Vegetables

Kadai Mushroom 

If you have no time to make this masala powder, you can also prepare like I have made my kadai paneer but adding freshly prepared masala gives a nice flavor to the dish.

Kadai Paneer 

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