April 18, 2013

Goda masala recipe - How to make Maharashtrian goda masala

goda masala in a container
Goda masala recipe - Goda masala is a traditional Maharashtrian blended spices powder which can be used in the preparation of several dishes. This is my family's favourite masala. We have been using this masala for the past several years. In some part goda masala is also known as kala masala.

This is prepared in every house hold with different version. We have two versions of masala. This one is quite a strong version and we call it goda masala. Another version is mild version and we call that as kala masala. I will post that recipe in due course.

Goda masala and kala masala both are used in Maharashtrian style dishes like amtis, bhaaji, usals etc. Sometimes, when I do not have garam masala, I use this goda masala in the place of garam masala. To preserve the flavour, it is preferable to store the goda masala in plastic bags and then in an airtight container. This goda masala can be stored for about a year.

Preparation time - 15 minutes
Frying time - 45 minutes
Yield - 1¾ cups goda masala.

Ingredients 
  • 1 cup coriander seeds / sabut dhania / kothambari
  • 3 tbsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • 2 tbsp cloves ( 175 cloves) / lavang
  • 12 brown cardamoms / badi  ilaichi / elakki / velchi
  • 1 ½ " of 4 cinnamon sticks  /dalchini
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 6 stone flower / dagad phool
  • 5 small sized bay leaves / tamal patra / tej patta
  • 6 javitri mace
  • 2 star anees / chakri phool
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds / til
  • Oil for frying
Method 
  1. Hand pick and clean all the ingredients. Arrange them in a large plate
  2. Heat a large frying pan. Add the sesame seeds and dry roast until aromatic and crisp. Set aside
  3. Heat a tsp of oil in the same frying pan. Add the coriander seeds and roast on a medium low flame until light brown. Set aside. 
  4. Roast all the other ingredients separately, over a low flame until light brown and crisp, using 2-3 drops of oil for each ingredient. 
  5. Mix together the ingredients and allow them to cool. Put them in a mixer jar and blend it  to a fine powder.
  6. Sieve the powder on a medium sieve and mix  well.  Put this masala in a small zip lock plastic bag and fold the edges. 
  7. Place this bag in another plastic bag  and pack it properly. Now place the goda masala packet  in an airtight container. 
  8. Place this container in a warm place.  This goda masala can be stored for about a year.
Goda masala - step by step pictures

1.  Hand pick and clean all the ingredients. Arrange them in a large plate.
hand pick and clean the ingredients
2.  Heat a large frying pan. Add the sesame seeds and dry roast until aromatic and crisp. Set aside
roast the sesame seeds
3.  Heat a tsp of oil in the same frying pan. Add the coriander seeds and roast on a medium low flame until light brown. Set aside.  

4.  Roast all the other ingredients separately, over a low flame until light brown and crisp, using 2-3 drops of oil for each ingredient. 

5.  Mix together the ingredients and allow them to cool.
roast all other ingredients separately
6.  Put them in a mixer jar and blend it  to a fine powder. Sieve the powder on a medium sieve and mix  well.
 blend it through mixer jar
7.  Put this goda masala in a small zip lock plastic bag and fold the edges.
put the powder in a zip lock bag
8.  Place this bag in another plastic bag  and pack it properly. 
place the bag in another bag
9.  Place the above prepared goda masala packet  in an airtight container. Place this container in a warm place.
place the above prepared bag in an airtight container
 10.  This goda masala can be stored for about a year.
goda masala is ready to use

13 comments:

  1. Super masala, my friend used to Maharashtrian dishes and share it with me, when ever I ask she will give the masala in a box. Now I got your recipe I can make it at home.

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  2. Versatile masala..enhances flavor..

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  3. Home made is best. I always make it at home...looks too good

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  4. Flavorful masala,thanks for sharing

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  5. Very useful recipe.. thanks for sharing !!

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  6. Good post .thank u for sharing

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  7. looks tempting & flavorful!!

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  8. Interesting masala!

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  9. lovely flavours...inviting masala..

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  10. very flavorful powder...

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  11. Heard lot about this masala powder, looks fabulous.

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  12. Heard a lot about this specialty spice blend...never tried them myself. Looks too good. Thanks for sharing.


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