How to make Dhansak masala at home – Parsi Cuisine
June 27, 2015

How to make Dhansak masala at home

Dhansak Masala Powder

Ingredients:

1 Kg. Coriander seeds (Dhanya seeds)

200 grms Cumin (Jeera Seeds)

100 grms Black Pepper (Kali Mirchi)

100 grms Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds)

100 grms Black Mustard seeds (Rai)

300 grms Red Chilies

200 grms Haldi (Turmeric powder)

50 grms Tej Patta (Tamal Patta)

20 grms Badyan (Black Flower shaped anise pods)

20 grms Lavang (Cloves)

20 grms Dalchini (Cinnamon sticks)

20 grms Dry Soonth (Ginger powder)

20 grms Elaichi (Cardamom powder)

Method:

  1. Check and clean all ingredients for debris and keep in sunlight for 1 day.
  2. Roast on Tava taking care to prevent scorching.

  3. Cool. Then grind into a powder in a Ninja Machine or Masala chakki.

  4. Let the Masala cool. Sieve and fill in airtight containers.

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6 thoughts on “How to make Dhansak masala at home

  1. Yes, the coriander seeds powder make up the base and bulk of dhansak masala. Coriander also called Dhana, Dhania is the main flavor you have while making dhansak dal.

    Having said that you can of course adjust the quantity to you taste and liking. Keep a good ratio and add more to your mix later. Many times while making my dhansak dar, I add extra coriander or dhana-jeera masala to my saute step (vaghar) at the end.

    We have another recipe online. Do check that out – http://ParsiCuisine.com/dhansak-masala-spices-for-dhansak/

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