A blend of spices, roasted to perfection and then ground coarsely. Use this spice concoction to make choley, black chana, dry matar. This spice blend is quite potent so a little goes a long way. I even use it to flavor some stir fried veggies like beans, eggplant.
Ingredients (Makes about 8 tbsp)
3 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
2 black cardamoms
1 green cardamom
1 tsp black pepper corns
1 tsp red peppercorns
2 small pieces cinnamon
5 whole red chilies
2 tbsp anardana powder (dry Pomegranate powder)
1/2 tsp dry mint
- Take the first nine ingredients and roast them gently in a hot pan for a few minutes till fragrant. Make sure not to over roast.
- Cool. Grind these with anardana powder and mint to a fine powder.
- Store in an air tight container.