Pav Bhaji Masala

Like a typical blogger, I also have some recipes which have been written down a few years back and stored away in a 'treasure chest'. Needless to say - out of sight, out of mind, right? I unearthed my treasure chest during a typical 'Spring Cleaning' a few weeks back. It gives a nice feeling to see some nostalgic pictures, mementos and other pieces of interest once in a while.

So when Srivalli announced the themes for BM #18, I was thrilled to find that she had included a theme for kitchen basics which make life easy. 
So for Day 1 week 3 of BM #18, here is the main masala which goes into the ever popular Pav Bhaji.

Ingredients - 

Coriander Seeds / Dhania 4 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeera 2 Tbsp
Pepper Corns 2 Tbsp
Cinnamon 4 inch piece
Cloves 1 Tbsp
Black Cardamom seeds 1 tsp
Fennel seeds / Sonf 2 tsp
Dry Red Chillies 8-10 (depending on the spice level needed)
Turmeric 1 tsp
Amchur Powder / Dry Mango Powder 2 Tbsp

Pav Bhaji Masala

Method Of Preparation -

Dry roast all the ingredients except turmeric and amchur powder separately until each of them give out a nice aroma.

Let them cool and powder them together adding the amchur powder and turmeric.

Mix well and store in an air tight container for further use.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other marathoners doing BM #18.    

Preparation Time 20 min
Makes 3/4 cup
Posted by Harini R on Tuesday, July 17, 2012


  1. Pavani Says:
  2. Wow.. homemade pav bhaji masala, it's funny how I can only think of Everest when I think of pav bhaji masala. Looks simple to make, may be next time when I run out of the store bought one, I'll make this.

  3. divyagcp Says:
  4. I agree with Pavani.Everest masala came to my mind when I read pav bhaji masala and she has mentioned the same.. :)
    Very useful post.

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  5. Archana Says:
  6. Graet just what I need. Thanks.

  7. Akila Says:
  8. Really a treasured one... Book marked...

  9. what a flavorful masala!!!

  10. Nisha Says:
  11. Bookmarked , thats a masala i thought no one can make at home

  12. wonderful pav bhaji masala powder.Thanks for sharing.

  13. Shobha Says:
  14. Thanks for sharing..

  15. Priya Suresh Says:
  16. I got them from India but never thought making at home,beautifuly flavourful spice powder.

  17. Homemade pav bhaji masala !! you are too good

  18. Srivalli Says:
  19. That's good, even I haven't tried my hands with Pav baji masala..though we mix in many of these combos to come up with a different mix of ours..

  20. Prathima Rao Says:
  21. Flavorful masala!!!
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  22. Usha Says:
  23. Harini, I wish I had waited to see your post before preparing the rice I am going to post tomorrow. I thought of adding some pav bhaji masala, only to find an expired box in the pantry.

  24. preeti garg Says:
  25. Wow..homemade pav bhaji masala

  26. Kalyani Says:
  27. will try this. Although I think I remember you saying in one of the earlier posts that you tried out Badshah brand of Pav bhaji masala - I bought that pack, and we liked the taste and flavour a lot..

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  28. Umm makes me wish for Pav Bhajis now!

  29. i make this sometimes, slightly diff, but almost the same....its like a must have thing at home...nice pictures

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