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Dhansak Masala Spice Mix 2

Dhansak Masala Mix 2

Liza Tilley

CurryEasyFree From GarlicFree From GingerFree From OnionFree From TomatoIndianMainVeganVegetarian

Dhansak or Dhanshak masala is a little like Curry Powder or Sambhar Masala. If your family likes to eat Dhansak regularly, it is worth making extra and storing it in an airtight container. My family love Dhansak.

This quantity is makes approximately 6 tbsp. of spice mix.


  • 8 dry red chillies or to taste

  • 2 flat tsp. cumin seeds

  • 5 tsp. coriander seeds

  • 2 tsp. black mustard seeds

  • 2 medium bay leaves

  • 6 tsp. fennel seeds

  • 10 cm. or 4 inch cinnamon stick

  • 24 black peppercorns

  • 1/2 tsp. methi (fenugreek) seeds

  • 3 green cardamom

  • 1 black cardamom

  • 8 cloves


  1. Dry-roast all ingredients together, until a nice aroma of roasted spices rises.

  2. Allow to cool before grinding to a fine powder.

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