Paav Bhaaji Masala- Western Indian Spice mix

Ingredients:

•    2 tbsps coriander seeds
•    1 tbsp cumin seeds
•    4 dry red chillies
•    1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
•    1 tbsp dry raw mango powder
•    2 pods cardamom seeds removed
•    6 cloves
•    1"piece of cinnamon
•    2 star anise
•    1 tsp fennel seeds
•    2" piece of dry ginger
•    1 tbsp garam masala powder (see recipe below)
•    1/4 tsp asafetida

Preparation:

•    Heat a flat pan on medium heat. Gently roast the cumin, coriander, fennel seeds, the dry red chillies, cloves and cinnamon till they turn slightly darker and begin to release their aroma. Remove from fire immediately and cool.
•    Grind all the ingredients - including the garam masala powder - together in a dry coffee grinder, till a fine powder is formed. Store in an air-tight container for upto 4 weeks
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