Bafad Masala - Mangalorean Spice Mix

 Ideally Bafad Masala should not be stored for more than a month as it loses its potency.  

Ingredients:

•    50 gms Kashmiri red chillies
•    10 gms dry red chillies
•    1 tbsps coriander seeds
•    1/2 tbsps cumin seeds
•    2 cloves
•    1/2" pieces of cinnamon
•    1 tsp peppercorns
•    1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
•    1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Preparation:
•    Heat a heavy-bottomed pan or griddle on medium heat. Put the chillies (both kinds) on it and roast for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Make sure the kitchen is well-ventilated. Remove from the pan.
•    Now put all the other ingredients on the pan together - except the turmeric powder - and roast for 3-4 minutes, stirring often. The spices will become aromatic when they are done. Remove from heat and mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
•    Grind them with a mortar and pestel or dry coffee grinder. 
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