Indori Jeervan Masala spice mix

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Every cuisine has its own classic mix of spices and herbs which create the unique flavour. These characteristic combinations are the ones which create memorable identities in our brain towards the particular good we eat.

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Indian cuisine has always been looked forward to for its classic masala spice mix and rubs. These along with the base for a curry, it emulates flavour each of us look forward in the cuisine. This masala mix extends beyon the well known garam masala or the south Indian sambhar masala. 

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 jeervan masala
Today we are creating a unique lesser know spice mix called Jeervan masala. This masala mix is a roasted blend just perfect yo be sprinkled on the classic beaten rice based breakfast, poha. The spice mix doesn’t just stop with poha, it is a perfect final spinkle on tikki style appetizers, raitha, fruit chaats and even pakoras.
This masala mix is the first step towards my attempt in bringing forth the Madhya Pradesh cuisine. So, looking forward to seeing you with one of its iconic recipes next week. 
Hopefully, you will have the masala ready and tested by then to try out the new creation too. 
Scroll down for the recipe.
We do have authentic  BBB masala mix also for you to check out.  Till we catch up again enjoy this short post and keep the masala ready.
This is the recipe I am submitting to Cooking from a Cookbook as it is from a Friend that I have procured this recipe. 
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Indori Jeervan Masala

Spice mix to sprinkle on Poha, pakoda and fruit mix
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Preserves, Traditional
Cuisine gluten free, Indian, One pot, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 1 cup



  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp fennel seed
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon stick
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 6 medium dry red chillies ( i used low spice one)
  • 1 strand mace


  • 1/2 tsp amchur dry mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder
  • 1/8 tsp grated nuteg
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1/8 tsp black salt
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Set a heavy bottomed wok to medium heat.
  • Add the whole dry spices except the coriander seeds and roast on a gentle heat till aromatic.
  • Remove and set aside to cool
  • Now add the corainder seeds and roast well ( burns easily)
  • Add to the other spices along with the powders and salts.
  • Mix and allow to cool for 10 minutes
  • Powder in the spice mill to a fine mix
  • Store in airtight glass jar till you need.


Store the masala in double airtight packs in the refrigerator if you are making a larger quantity.
Double or triple the quantities in here to make your batch.
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Shobha Keshwani
5 years ago

This is such a useful post.. I will make this masala.. It can be used for so many dishes.

Priya Suresh
5 years ago

Quite a different spice mix na, thanks for sharing, seriously am hearing this masala spice mix for the first time. Well done.

5 years ago

Thanks a lot Seema this was the recipe I was looking for, had got this jeerawan spice mix from Indore there they put this masala in almost all snacks its a life line of all those Indore people as my friend says, i was also hooked to the taste of it when it got finished I was looking for a good recipe to make it at home and here you are sharing your awsome recipe of it, you just made my day.😊😊

Ritu Tangri
5 years ago

Recently I went to Udaipur and brought jeeravan masala from there and forgot about that. I completely forgot how to use that masala. Now from post I have come to know about its usage. Bookmarking it so that after finishing my store bought masala, I should be able to make it myself . Thanks for the recipe and letting me know its usage 🙂

Lata Lala
5 years ago

I have heard aboutvthis masala but never got a chance to lay my hands on it. Here comes the lovely recipe by you. Bookmarking it. Thanks for sharing.

Mayuri Patel
5 years ago

What a flavourful spice mixture and love all the suggestions you’ve given. Home made spices are the best. An ideal idea for gifts too.

5 years ago

This is a unique spice mix powder; have never heard of it! Will bookmark this to make and enjoy soon with many dishes! Thanks for sharing dear 🙂

Poonam Bachhav
5 years ago

During my 2.5 years stay in Indore, Jeeravan masala was one spice mix I was always stocked up with. I kept it handy to use in almost everything, from fruit chats, to pakoda, to starters, to masala papad to paratha. Thanks for this wonderful share Seema. Homemade spices rock !

5 years ago

Awesome spice blend Seema, I was reading about this masala just last week when I was planning on Indori Poha, now you have this spice powder..surely will be making it. thanks for sharing.

geetha priyanka
5 years ago

This spice blend sounds interesting and versatile. I have never heard about this before. It looks totally different from the spice blends what we use regularly. Got to learn about a new versatile spice blend. Lovely share.

5 years ago

This is indeed lesser known recipe for me…this masala sounds so flavorful and versatile that can make any dish yummy

5 years ago

Loved this. I like to have different masala’s at home , just add so much different flavour and taste to our normal food. Beautiful clicks.

Sujata Roy
5 years ago

Masala sounds so flavourful. Bookmaking it to try soon. I think it will enhance the taste of any curry. Superb share.

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