Homemade masalas and powdered spices are the backbones of Indian cuisine. And we Indians pride ourselves in the power of these humble homemade spices to instantly zhuzh up any meal. Our everyday basic Indian thali consists of at least a curry and dal accompanied by rice or roti. Having this same set and almost similar kinds of curries every day may get repetitive, and this is where the array of homemade spices comes to our rescue. By adding just a pinch of simple garam masala powder to the sabji or some sizzling tadka to the dal, the food instantly becomes flavorful and tempting. Keeping this in mind; we bring for you a multipurpose sabji masala that will enhance the taste of your everyday food.
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Most of the food we make at home is made from scratch. The fresh ingredients not only add to the taste of the food but also ensure that our family is consuming safe and hygienic meals. Similarly, making this sabji masala from scratch will not only add to the aroma and flavour of the dish but, ensure that you needn't worry about any adulterations and impurities in your everyday spices. We came across this recipe video for a multipurpose sabji masala on the YouTube channel 'Cook With Parul' run by food blogger Parul Gupta.
In the video, Parul talks about the importance of measuring ingredients before making any kind of masala and also insists that we roast these spices. Roasting in a low flame will bring out the essential oils in these ingredients along with making them much more aromatic. You may use the masala in sabji, dal, chole, rajma, or any other kind of preparation. Made with some of the most basic Indian spices, this masala is going to amp up a simple meal into a restaurant-style delicacy. Interested in trying it out? Here is the recipe for you:
All-Purpose Sabji Masala Recipe: How To Make Multipurpose Sabji Masala
The masala includes coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, caraway seeds, fenugreek seeds, cloves, green cardamom, and black cardamom. Roast these slightly before adding them to the mixer jar. Once they are cooled and put inside the jar, add more ingredients like salt to help preserve the masala, cornflour to increase the shelf life of the masala by keeping it dry, dried mint powder for the extra zing, and turmeric for a nice shade to the masala. Grind into a fine powder and store in an airtight container. Parul even prepares an aloo matar dish with the help of the masala. To see the recipe of the dish and other details of the multipurpose sabji masala, take a look at the video here:
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There you have it, easy and quick sabji masala that will spice up your everyday meals. Would you be giving it a try? Let us know in the comments below.