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Biriyani Masala Powder

Posted by Annita on September 19, 2006

This masala powder can be used in any type of biriyani and hence very useful .I got this recipe from Shynee’s South Potpourri.


Cinnamon – 1 big stick
Cardamom – 3
Cloves – 4
Nutmeg – quarter
Fennelseed – half tsp
Cumin seed – half tsp
Shahjeera – half tsp
Mace – 3


Dry roast the above ingredients and grind them to a fine powder.Store it in an airtight container.


25 Responses to “Biriyani Masala Powder”

  1. Rg said

    Like I said before , I tried out shynee’s biryani recipe. Since I didn’t quite get the gm measurement, I just eyeballed it. Still it turned out very well. Anyways, how much is this 2gms and 1gm etc of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, mace and what if Nutmeg powder is used how much tsps will it be? :(

    I’ve corrected all the gm measurements Rg,Check it out

  2. Annita,
    I am going to try this briyani, i have the same question as Rg, how did you gather 2gm, 1gm… any ideas..

    Karthi,I’ve already corrected the measurements according to your need.Hope this helps..:)

  3. Sally said

    can you post some good soup reciepies.

    Yeah sure..Sally…soup recipes are coming soon..

  4. Indu said

    Hi Annitta,

    I came across ur blog while i was sitting idle in my office..I was so impressed at the sites simplicity, the pictures and of course the contents.. Your recipes look sooo wonderul that i feel hungry always now..Me & my friend copied so many dishes in our flash so that we can refer it in our kitchen.
    We r in kuwait now and fed up with the usual dishes chor+thoran+some char kari..Will definetly give a surprise to our husbands.
    BTW im looking for some paneer dishes..also how to prepare paneer at home?

    Well done Anitta..Go ahead with ur amazing styles..

    Thanks alot Indu..I’m so delighted by reading your comment..
    Thanks and do visit me again..
    Check out this link…you can learn how to make home made paneer

  5. MiM said

    hi Anitta :):)

    thanks 4 that recipe ..

    I have 2 questions !!

    can I use this masala 4 all other recipes that call 4 a masala powder ?? or it`s just 4 biriany ??

    what do u mean by Shahjeera & Mace ??

    I`m waiting 4 your reply ..

    thank u

    This is not a garam masala recipe..but it can be used in other curries also if you wish..But i use it only for biriyani..
    Mace is JathiPathri(Shell of nutmeg/Jaathikka)
    And Shajeera is Black Cumin/carway seeds..It is smaller than jeera and has a different aroma

  6. MiM said

    thanks a lot Annita 4 your reply ..


    do u have a garam masala recipe ?

    thank u :):)

    Here i’m pasting a Garam Masala powder recipe which i’ve tried.I liked this,so i thought of sharing this with you…

    Indian Recipes – Garam Masala Powder by Mrs Annamma Philippose


    • 5 Cinnamon Sticks

    • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds

    • 1 Tsp Coriander Seeds

    • 7 Peppercorns

    • 1 Bayleaf

    • 4 Cloves


    • Roast all the Ingredients:.

    • Grind them into a fine powder in a mixer.


  7. Mrs A P said

    wonderful attempt, mindblowing yaar, amazing job,
    can you give some rich plum cake recipie involving wine yaar

    Its already in the blog…Here’s the link :

  8. Sandy said

    How many servings will this receipe yield?

    I am trying to make a large quanitity based on your recipe.


  9. Ani said

    Hi Annita… the recipe sounds wonderful and delicious. I am chicken biryani lover and will surely try this out. cant wait..yummmmmm :)
    Can you tell me what Shahjeera and Mace are. If you could put up a pic of the ingredients thatgo into this biryani masala, that would be great.
    Thanks!!! Ani :)

  10. maria said

    I use to have a friend from India, she always use Byriani is a powder from Bombay, we use to cook rice with chicken, that was the most delicious dish i ever tasted.
    I would like to know where can i buy it in Mass.
    If someone knows where to buy it, please let me know.

  11. Deeba said

    Hello Anita,

    Can I use Nutmeg powder and Mace powder in place of the whole seed itself? If yes, then how many teaspoons should I use to make the biriyani Masala Powder?


    1/2 tsp mace powder + 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder

  12. minu said

    Hi Annita,

    Your receipes looks great!!!Can you post some sandwich receipes too? The kind of chicken shredded sandiwiches we get in kerala..

  13. farah masoud said

    hi anita
    plz tell me how much quantity i can used in 1 kg rice i will be very thankful to you


  14. KARTHIKA said

    i am a starter, going to try your malabar chicken briyani and in it one ingredient i dont know what is Shahjeera?( is it a small jeera)

  15. Tina Roger said

    Good job! Love all your recipies… reminds me of home!

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  17. shreeja kurup said

    hi anita,
    iam a gr8 fan of urs…i wanna try the malabar biriyani recipe for my daughters really looks very tempting.but i really need a big favour from you.iam planning to make for abt 50 people,i wud really appreciate if u can mail me the amount of ingredients i wud need for 50 people,coz iam sure iam gonna mess it otherwise.iam in usa…i wanna surprise my friends..u can mail it to me if u dont mind daughters bday is on feb 7..i will look forward to hear from u…thank you so much..

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  19. kishan said

    good morning
    give me chicken, meat, fish, egg, sambar,rasam masala powder recipy in andhra style

  20. Neeraj garg said

    Hi Anita
    Where is the Gram Quantity posted to prepare “Biryani Masala” like 10gms………

  21. Shri said

    Deeppan, the mace would be thread ‘thread’ pods is it not? Thanks in advance.

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