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Goda Masala Recipe | How to make Goda Masala

What is Goda Masala?

A mix of spices from Maharashtrian cuisine which adds so many flavors to the dish which it is added to is called Goda Masala. Every Maharashtrian household has its own recipe for Goda Masala. The ingredients, as well as their quantity, vary. This [particular Goda Masala Recipe gives a very flavorsome masala. Goda masala is not hot as red chilies or so, it is very aromatic and pungent. Goda masala recipe is pretty simple to make just a little time taking and effort taking. A number of spices are used and each spice is roasted separately till aromatic. And therefore it takes some time. But it is worth the effort. Goda masala is absolutely indispensable for a number of Maharashtrian recipes such as katachi amti, matki amti, etc. Other than the Maharashtrian dishes there are a number of other uses of goda masala for example while making gravies, dals, etc.

Goda Masala Ingredients:

  • Okay, so a number of whole spices and a number of other spices are used to make Maharashtrian Goda Masala. I could not find a couple of spices and therefore I skipped those i.e. niger seeds, naag kesar. But I did not skip any of those spices which were indispensable for this recipe. Following are the Goda Masala Ingredients:
  • Coriander Seeds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Caraway Seeds
  • Stone Flower
  • Dry Red Chillies
  • Niger Seeds
  • Nag Kesar
  • Black Pepper Corns
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Black Cardamom
  • Green Cardamom
  • Star Anise
  • Bay Leaves
  • Asafetida
  • and Desiccated Coconut

Of these spices, most of the spices are easily available. However, Stone Flower is a bit tricky to find. Do a hunt for it. Do not skip this Goda Masala ingredient. This spice is very flavorful and is added which making spicy and flavorsome gravies. Especially, if you want a hint of non-veg gravy in your veg gravy, this spice is very helpful.

What is the difference between Goda Masala and Garam Masala?

Other than the different regional cuisine of both the spices the difference between garam masala and goda masala lies in the ingredients used to make these spice mixes. I find goda masala has more sharpness and heat than the garam masala. It has a much more prominent flavor. Further Goda Masala ingredients include desiccated coconut sesame seeds, etc ingredients that are not used to make garam masala!

What is the difference between Goda Masala and Kala Masala?

The debate begins! Few say there is no difference between goda masala and kala masala. Others believe that the two are distinct. As far as what I know is that sun-dried and fried onions are added to the goda masala ingredients to make kala masala. So, the two are different, according to me.

How to store Goda Masala?

Goda masala should be stored in an air-tight container at a cool and dark place.

What is the shelf life of Goda Masala?

If stored properly Maharashtrian Goda Masala stays good for up to a year.

Tips to make perfect Goda Masala

Perfect goda masala is the one that has the perfect balance of flavors. Following points should be kept in mind:

  1. Dry roast each spice separately.
  2. Dry roast each spice till aromatic.
  3. Maintain the balance of flavors. DO not overdo any ingredient. Follow this recipe to the t for a perfectly balanced masala.

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How to make Goda Masala at home

1.This recipe makes approximately 100 grams of goda masala.

goda masala Recipe

2.In a pan, heat 1 tsp of oil.

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3.Add 4-5 broken dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirchi).

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4.Roast on low flame for 2-3 minutes approximately till aromatic.

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5.Next add in ¾ cup of coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya) on low flame.

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6.Roast till slight change of color for 5-7 minutes.

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7.Next add in 3 tbsp sesame seeds.

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8.Roast on low flame for 2-3 minutes, till aromatic.

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9.Cumin seeds to be added next.

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10.Roast for 5-7 minutes till aromatic.

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11.Caraway seeds (shajeera) go in next.

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12.Roast on a low flame till aromatic.

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13.3 tbsp of stone flower to be roasted.

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14.Roast on low flame for 4-5 minutes.

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15.½ cup desiccated coconut to be roasted.

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16.Roast on low flame till light brown.

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17.Next add the whole spices i.e. ½ tsp black pepper corns (sabut kali mirch), 2 tsp cloves (laung), 2 inch cinnamon (dal chini), 4 black cardamom (badi elaichi), 6 green cardamom (choti elaichi), 3-4 star anise (chakar phool), 3-4 bay leaves (tej patta).

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18.Roast till aromatic. Will take 10-12 minutes on low flame. Let all the spices cool down.

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19.Transfer to a grinding jar and make a powder.

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20.Store in air tight container. Ready to use.

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