Thursday, 10 December 2015

Aromatic Goda Masala #Maharashtracuisine #Blendspices #aromatic #nowonblog #jcookingodyssey

If you're a regular reader of JCO, you must have noticed that I have not posted one single Maharashtrian recipe, simply because I haven't been making many authentic Maharashtrian delicacies, until few weeks ago I totally misunderstood or misheard my daughter and made Veg Kolhapuri. She asked me to prepare 'that Veg recipe'  and I ended up making Veg Kolhapuri, once it was ready and served I heard 'No Mum, I told you 'Veg Makhanwala' anyway cutting long stroy to short We immensely enjoyed Veg Kolhapuri ! It was too good :)

Mostly many Maharashtain dishes which I have prepared until now are same or very similar to Gujarati Dishes like Puran Poli ,Patra, or vada Pav so I had never got that urge to eat Maharashtrian cuisine except delectable and Moreish 'Anarsa' ! will discuss this dish some other time, but let's see how i ended up making Goda Masala at home.

After having Veg Kolhapuri, family asked why don't I make more delicious dishes of Maharastra cuisine , so after few days I ended up making 'Misal Pav' , came out so well that daughter packed one more portion for her.  So that was the reason I made Goda Masala at home, and again I utilized Goda Masala in another recipe, which I will share with you very shortly.

Because I did not have much knowledge about Goda Masala, while I was searching recipe on the net, two ingredients caught my eye which were 'Stone Flower' in Gujarati 'Dagra or Dagad na phool', and 'Nagkesar' don't know the english name for it. Same day drove to Indian grocery store and bought both spices, quite strong with characteristic aroma and prepared Goda Masala !

I think Dagra na phool and Nagkesar enhanced the taste and gives this amazing unique taste, which I can't describe.  This masala's aroma is heavenly, although it's in airtight bottle whenever I opened my spice masala kitchen cupboard aroma hits me quite strongly, which I love..lol almost I am getting free aromatherapy !

Because me and my family love using Goda Masala now, few days back I prepared more of it thinking this Masala can be such a wonderful edible gift who likes using aromatic spices in their cooking. So along with few homemade Indian Masala , Classic Herb and spice salt, Goda Masala made their space into Christmas hamper baskets too !




You will need :-

  • Dagra-dagad na Phool - 3 tbsp. 
  • Nagkesar - 1 tbsp.
  • Coriander seeds- 5 tbsp.
  • Cumin Seeds - 2 tbsp.
  • Cinnamon - 3-4" ( inch )
  • Cloves - 7-8 
  • Black Peppercorns - 2 tbsp.
  • Dried red Chillies - 12-15 
  • Desiccated coconut - 10 tbsp.
  • sesame seeds - 4 tbsp.
  • Red Chilli Powder - 2 tbsp. ( optional )
  • Black cardamom - 1
  • 1/2 tsp. oil 
  • Salt to taste 

Method :-
Dry the roast desiccated coconut and sesame seeds separately for few minutes .
Remove in another plate.
Heat oil in a same pan and roast other ingredients except salt and red chilli powder.
Let it cool completely.
Place in a coffee grinder or food processor and grind coarsely.
Add red chilli powder and salt.
Mix well, once again let it cool and store this aromatic masala in a air tight jar.
Use in any Maharashtra or Konkani dishes.
Enjoy !










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