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Bhaja Masala | Bhaja Moshla | Bengali Roasted Spice mix

Madhushree Basu Roy
This is a blend of different spices which are roasted and then ground to a fine powder. It has a multipurpose in Bengali cuisine.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
cooling time 10 mins
Course Preserves, dips, spice blends
Cuisine Bengali


  • 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.


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