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How to make biryani masala powder?


Safiya | Feast with Safiya
The best homemade Biryani Masala Recipe to make flavorful and delicious Meat Biryani at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Main Course, Spice Blend
Cuisine Indian
Servings 22 tablespoons
Calories 17 kcal


  • Spice Grinder or Coffee Grinder


  • 3 tablespoons Whole Coriander Seed , Sabut Dhaniya
  • 20 Black Cardamom , Badi Elaichi
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Black Pepper Corn , Sabut Kali Mirch
  • 1/2 tablespoon Whole Cloves , Sabut Laung
  • 1/4 cup Cinnamon Stick , DaalChini
  • 2 tablespoons Fennel Seed , Saunf
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Cumin Seed , Jeera
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Black Cumin Seed , Shahi Jeera
  • 6-8 Star Anise , Badiya Phool
  • 1 Whole Nutmeg , Jayfal
  • 2 tablespoons Green Cardamom , Chhoti Elaichi
  • 2 tablespoons Whole Mace , Javantri
  • 5-6 Bay Leaves , Tej Patta


  • Heat a thick bottom wok or a skillet on medium heat.
  • Add Whole Coriander, Cumin seed, Black Cumin seed, Fennel seed, Cinnamon, Cloves, Black Pepper, Star Anise, and Black Cardamom to the wok. Turn the heat down to low and roast spices for 5 to 6 minutes while stirring continuously. Take the spices out in a bowl and set it aside to cool down.
  • Grind Nutmeg, Green Cardamom and Mace until fine powder forms. Take the spice blend out in a large bowl. Now grind all the roasted spices and Bay Leaves at once or in a batch until fine powder forms.
  • Add the roasted spiced blend into non-roasted spice blend and mix it until well combined.
  • Transfer the Biryani Masala in an airtight container or a jar. Store the Biryani Masala at room temperature in a pantry, away from any moisture.


Ingredient measurements are for approximately 2 pounds Meat and 1 1/2 cups Rice for Mild Spicy Biryani. Increase the quantity according to your heat tolerance level.
For Mild Bombay Biryani Masala
  • 1 teaspoon My Biryani Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric, Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Amchur Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Fenugreek powder, optional
  • 6 to 8 Dried Prunes/Plums(Aloo Bhukara) 
Keyword Biryani Masala, Biryani Masala Recipe, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-free, Vegan