In India, you can find here lots of spices, which are used in various forms like chopped, roasted, fried, whole, sauteed, ground, and as topping. If you don’t like to purchase spices from the market, then you can make your own spices at home. You can make all type of spices at your home like Chat Masala powder, Garam Masala Powder, Curry Powder Masala, Sambar Masala Powder, Chana Masala Powder, Tawa Masala powder, Buknu Powder, etc.
Fill Curry Powder in an air-tight container. Cook curry leaves with rice, Idli, Dosa , Uttapam and enjoy delicious food with a good fragrance for a month.
Everybody likes chat, but they are afraid to eat the market chat because it might not be hygienic. Even if we make chat at home, we still need the chat masala.
Add red chillies, black pepper, clove, cinnamon, and Elaichi to the roasted spices. Allow the spices to cool off then grind them. Put turmeric powder and Amchur powder to these grounded spices and mix. Whenever you make stuffed vegetables add salt to taste and use this Tawa Masala Powder.
Once the spices cool down, mix all the remaining spices and dals, grind to make a fine powder. Sambhar Masala is ready. Fill the Masala in an air-tight container, whenever you are preparing Sambhar use this Sambhar Masala.
Garam masala is available in the market, but many families still prepare it at home for purity and taste. Fresh garam masala tastes and smells better than the one bought from the market.
Channa Masala enhances the taste of Chole Recipe. You can easily find Channa Masala at the grocery stores in your locality, but you can try making at home only. Home made Chana Masala Powder obviously makes the recipe more tempting and tasty than market available masala.
Buknu can be consumed as churan and also can be used as masala. It is very famous in Kanpur. This can be sprinkled on parantha, roti, chaat or can be added in dal or sabzi for enhancing taste.