Biryani Masala Recipe

Biryani Masala Powder Recipe – a unique spice blend powder used for making perfect biryani. This can be used in making pulao too.

Biryani Masala Recipe (How to make Biryani Masala Powder)

It makes the best tasting biryani and your kitchen will have its beautiful aroma as biryani is cooking.

To retain its flavor and aroma, one need to store in airtight container. You can keep in the fridge or in the kitchen shelf (if the weather is not humid). Take required amount with clean, moisture free spoon and immediately close the container and put it back in the fridge.

Although you can buy this masala powder from stores. But the homemade biryani masala or any other masala is always the BEST and fresh.

Making this biryani masala at home is very easy. Just geather the spices, clean and check if any bad ones or worms in it. Then simply dry roast for couple of minute and grind into powder. The method cannot be simpler than this.

Other spice powders from the blog
Garam masala // Pav bhaji masala // Sandwich masala // Sambar powder // Rasam powder

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1) Measure and take all the whole spices in a pan for dry roasting.

2) We are dry roasting just to remove moisture from spices if any. So dry roast with stirring constantly on Low heat. You will get nice aroma of the spices. But we are not looking for color change.
Biryani Masala Recipe (How to make Biryani Masala Powder)

3) Let them cool completely and then take into the grinder jar.

4) Grind into fine powder.
Biryani Masala Recipe (How to make Biryani Masala Powder)

5) Add turmeric powder and red chili powder.

6) Again blitz it to mix well.
Biryani Masala Recipe (How to make Biryani Masala Powder)

Store this biryani masala powder into airtight container. It stays good for 6-8 months.

Always use clean and moisture-free spoon to get required amount of masala.

How to use?: for 1 cup of rice, you will need 1 teaspoons of this masala powder.

Biryani Masala Recipe (How to make Biryani Masala Powder)

Biryani Masala Recipe (How to make Biryani Masala Powder)

Biryani Masala Powder Recipe - fragrant masala powder for biryani or pulao.

Course Basic
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 5 Bay leaves
  • 3 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Star anise
  • 2 no. Mace (Javitri)
  • ½ piece Nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya)
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Shahi jeera (kala jeera or black cumin seeds)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Fennel seeds
  • 15 Green cardamoms
  • 3 Black cardamoms
  • 1 tablespoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric powder


  1. Take all the whole spices (except spices powders - red chili and turmeric powder) in a pan.
  2. Dry roast them with stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes on LOW heat. We are not looking for any color, just to remove any moisture if there is any. Instead you can sun dry them.
  3. Once cooled, grind into fine powder along with red chili powder and turmeric.
  4. Store in airtight container.
  5. Use in making any biryani or pulao.