I really love Hyderabadi cuisine and have prepared a lot of Hyderabadi dishes. I love them as they are spicy and the perfect flavor of sweet and spice. This is a Hyderabadi spice mix which can be added to the dishes instead of the usual garam masala to enhance the flavor of dishes manifold. Not just in Hyderabadi dishes, a bit of this can also be added to the usual dishes to redefine the flavors.
Cinnamon: 4 sticks (big)
Black pepper: 4 tsp.
Green cardamom: 6
Saffron: 1 tsp.
Nigella seeds: 2 tsp.
- Dry roast all the ingredients except saffron. Don't discard the covers of cardamom.
- Let cool.
- Grind all the dry roasted ingredients along with saffron to form a coarse powder.
- Store in air tight container at room temperature.
- Use in Hyderabadi dishes in place of garam masala.
Hyderabadi dishes from the blog: