Bhaja Masala | Bhaja Moshla | Bengali Roasted Spice mix
This is a blend of different spices which are roasted and then ground to a fine powder. It has a multipurpose in Bengali cuisine.
- 2 tbsp Cumin Seeds whole jeera
- 2 tbsp Coriander seeds whole dhania
- 2 tsp fennel seeds whole saunf
- 4 -5 nos fenugreek seeds whole methi
- 1 no dried red chili
- 2 nos dried bayleaf
Take an iron griddle, tawa or frying pan and place on the gas. At a high flame, when the tawa is hot, add the dried bayleaf and the dried red chilli.
In a few seconds, start adding the rest of the spices and turn the heat to medium low.
Roast all the spices till you have a nice golden brown colour and then take them out in a plate to cool down.
Once cool, grind to a fine powder in a blender jar.
Store in an airtight container and keep at room temperature.