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Aug 15, 2014

Biryani Masala Powder Recipe / How to Make Biryani Masala Powder / Homemade Biryani Masala Recipe

I never use biryani masala powder when i make biryani..I normally use my regular spice powders like chilli, coriander, garam masala and cumin powders for making them. You can check out my coconut milk biryani, green herb biryani and all the biryani recipes..

I have different types of vegetable biryani recipe in this blog, but i always wanted to post the best veg biryani in this blog. So yesterday i cooked that, i dont want to use regular spice powders for that biryani, i wanted to make it authentic. So decided to make my very own biryani masala powder and make biryan with that.

So as the first step i made the biryani masala powder and i smelled the blender jar lid once i powdered the spice and i am telling you it was divine..I made biryani out of that and it tasted amazing just like the ones which you get in the restaurant..Will share that recipe soon..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 5 mins
Makes : - 1/2 cup


Cinnamon / Pattai - 4 cm piece
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu - 2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam -  1 tsp
Bay Leaf - 2
Green Cardamom Pods / Yelakai - 5
Black Cardamom Pod - 1
Cloves / Kramu - 5
Mace / Jathipathri / Jatiphala - 2
Kalpasi / Black Stone Flower - 4
Coriander Seeds / Coriander Powder - 3 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli / Chilli Powder - 4 to 5 / 1 tblspn
Star Anise / Anisipu - 1
Whole Black Pepper / Nalamilagu - 1 tsp


Take all the ingredients in a dry pan and roast it on low heat for 5 mins till it is well toasted. If using dry red chillies and coriander seeds add it along with other spices while toasting, if using coriander powder and chilli powder, add that after the whole spices are well toasted. And give a quick toss for 30 sec.

Now remove them to a plate and let it cool down for 5 mins.

Take them in a blender and make it into a fine powder.

Tip this powder in a paper or plate and let it cool completely.

Now store this in air tight container..

Take all your ingredients

Heat a dry pan

Take the garam masala ingredients in the kadai

roast them

add in whole pepper

roast till it turns golden

now it is well roasted

add in coriander powder

add in chilli powder

saute it for 30 sec

take it in a blender

powder it

transfer it to a paper and let it cool

store it in a air tight container


  1. how much of this powder should be used for 1 kg of rice and 1kg of meat?

  2. @Gnanavel ThandapaniIt totally depends upon your taste..You can adjust..In my opinion, this entire batch plus another half of this batch will be good..

  3. Plz tell me some other name for black stone flower, I have no idea what it really is, thanks

    1. It is called Maraatti moggu.

    2. It is called Maraatti moggu.

  4. Do you have pilau masala

  5. @yasmeen mahmood tariqcheck this out



  6. What is nalamilagu? Is it black pepper?

  7. KPN

    Never put the masala or any flour on the newspaper.
    The print ink and other dirt will be mixed with the food items.

  8. nice preparation, bec. i can't find biryani powder here in the Philippines, so i will just mix these things..to make the same menu which i made from KSA before, thanks ma'am

  9. What can I substitute for black stone flower

  10. Aarthi If using this masala should we add chilly powder or not

  11. My family members are very much thankful to you aarthi. Ends my search. We are eating tasty healthy food. God bless you and ur little one

  12. Fantastic recipe - I'll certainly give this a shot. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Question - i have the powdered form of dagarphool/black stone flower and mace - how much of the powder form should be added to this recipe?

  13. @- AnamikaAdd 1 tsp of mace and black stone flower

  14. @yasmeen mahmood tariq
    here is a link for translation of all spices.

    kala jeera(jira) is a name for black stone powder


  15. Wonderful recipe..wats the shelf life for this powder..can i keep it n freezer

  16. Wonderful recipe. ..what is the shelf life for this masala...
    can i keep it n freezer

  17. @vaishna chinnappanu can keep it in fridge or freezer for more than 6 months in a air tight container

  18. Black Stone flower is sold as brand pool at super markets....

  19. Pls say the difference between tspn and tbspn measure

  20. Aarthi, what is the item between the cinnamon stick and cloves. Also what's the item between red chiili powder and fennel seeds. Thanks

  21. @sangeethait is Mace / Jathipathri / Jatiphala and Kalpasi / Black Stone Flower

  22. I have a bay laurel plant. Can I use fresh bay leaves?

  23. @626dchtry snipping them into small pieces and roast them till they get dry and use them

  24. Aarthi akka : thanks for your all recipes..
    if adding red chillies and coriander seeds means how much i add for this?

  25. @Gowri Nair add around 10 red chillies and 1/4 cup of coriander seeds

  26. Plz can u tell me...Any substitute for black stone flower???

  27. Quantity of stone flower in your list is 4. I have it in the form of "bits and pieces of torn paper". What would be the equivalent of 1 flower? Thanks!


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