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Biryani Masala Recipe | How to Make Homemade Biryani Masala

How to Make Homemade Biryani Masala

A mix of spices used to flavor a biryani is biryani masala. The best biryani masala adds so much to a biryani. It brings many flavors in the biryani. Biryani masala recipe is super quick and easy to make. The biryani masala ingredients are the whole spices that are generally available in our pantry. It can be prepared in bulk and refrigerated. And it is a good idea to do so because biryani is an elaborate recipe and therefore having a few elements ready beforehand, is very relieving.

Best Biryani Masala

I have been making biryani for quite some time now. I would always use the store-bought biryani masala. It gave me good results but nothing extraordinary or good enough to be called the best biryani. However, when I prepared the biryani masala at home and used it to make biryani, it was absolutely delish. This biryani masala doesn’t add heat to the biryani. It adds spiciness and flavors. No red chilies have been used for making the biryani masala. It makes absolutely aromatic biryani masala.

How to use biryani masala?

Well, it is very simple. Use it to make biryani. You can use it to make veg biryani or non-veg biryani. I use approximately 1 tbsp of this masala while making biryani using 1 cup of rice. And when I use this biryani masala, I do not use any other whole spices. And then there are no cloves or cardamoms coming in the mouth and annoying my little ones.

Biryani Masala Ingredients:

The following whole spices have been used. The quantity mentioned gives a very aromatic biryani masala. However, you can increase or decrease the quantity of any particular spice as per your liking.

  • Black Pepper Corns, cloves
  • Black cardamom, green cardamom
  • Cumin seeds, fennel seeds
  • Cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, mace

How to store biryani masala

The biryani masala stays good in a refrigerator for up to a month. In the freezer, it stays good for up to 6 months.

Why make biryani masala at home?

You make it once and you will know why should you use homemade biryani masala? The most important thing is that it is absolutely customizable. You make biryani using this biryani masala and if you feel, you can adjust the spices as per your liking, when you make it the next time. Not to forget, it doesn’t include any artificial colors or preservatives.

Recipes similar to biryani masala recipe

Since I love making masala at home, there are a number of homemade spice mix recipes on the blog. You can check the same here.

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Biryani Masala Recipe

1.This recipe makes 3 tbsp of biryani masala.

biryani masala recipe

2.Collect all the required ingredients.

biryani masala recipe

3.Add these to a grinding jar.

biryani masala recipe

4.Grind to make a fine powder.

biryani masala recipe

5.Store in a zip lock or in an air tight container. Keep in the refrigerator or freezer.Store in a zip lock or in an air tight container. Keep in the refrigerator or freezer.

biryani masala recipe

6.Use to make biryani. Bon appetite.

biryani masala recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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