Every family has their own goda masala recipe, and this recipe gets used in most dishes daily. Whether it’s lentils (Amti), or sprouts salads (ussal) or Masalé bhat, lentils (Amti), or sprouts salads (ussal) or Masalé bhat this goda masala (sweet masala) or kala masala (black masala) as it’s sometimes referred to, gets added in pinches and spoons. I’ve been intimidated about making this because the last time I tried it, I got a huge gummy mess. But I felt more confident now to try it again.
Maharashtrian Goda Masala | Indian Spice Blend
Okay, let’s be honest. I just wanted the masalé bhat and you can’t make it without this spice mix. So I was like, either make it or stop moaning on about that rice. So I made it, and it turned out well. The recipe below makes enough for one batch of masalé bhat and can be doubled, but since it’s cooked in oil, you want to use it within a month or so.
So here’s how I did it. Recipe steps are:
- Gather all your ingredients
- Heat a small pan on medium high heat and when hot, add oil
- Sauté spices and when toasty, lay them on a paper towel to cool
- Grind with a coffee grinder
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See the picture below to see how browned you want your coconut and other spices. If in doubt under-cook, but do not burn.
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- 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) Oil
- 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Sesame Seeds
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Poppy Seeds, (omit if you can't find)
- 3 (3 ) Whole Cloves
- 1 stick (1 stick) Cinnamon
- 1 (1 ) Dried Red Chilis
- 1/4 teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) Cardamom Seeds
- Heat oil in a pan and when hot, add in all your spices. The pesky poppy seeds will want to pop out of your pan so work fast to stir the mixture.
- Stir until all spices are aromatic and well browned. Be careful not to burn. If in doubt, remove early as under-toasted is better than burned and bitter.
- Remove quickly from the pan, spread on a plate or paper towel and let everything cool. Grinding when hot will result in a paste.
- Once cool, use a coffee grinder to grind into a homogenous mixture.
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