Hello !!!

I am back with a new post today. Happy to share my 250th post today with a recipe for Vegetable Masala Powder that is an integral part of any Indian Kitchen. This masala powder is so versatile that it can used for dry sabji curry and even fried rice. Home made masala is always the best. I make this vegetable masala in small batches and store it in an air tight container. This recipe can be made in just 30 mins fro start to finish as i make it in small batches.Love the aroma of the freshly ground masalas at home. It tastes good as it is fresh and also preservative free and pocket friendly as well.

I suggested this theme for 136th #Foodiemonday #Bloghop and all my fellow bloggers agreed with the theme. My contribution for this wonderful theme is home made Vegetable Masala Powder.Do check out for all the wonderful collection for home made masala powders. I am looking forward too.

Recipe for Vegetable Masala Powder:


Channa dal – 7 Tbsp

Urad dal – 3 Tbsp

Desiccated Coconut – 5 Tbsp

Black Pepper Corns- 10

Dry Red Chilli (Byadgi Chilli)- 25

Coriander seeds  / Dhania -3 Tbsp

Curry Leaves – Handful

Asafoetida / Hing -1/2 Tsp

Fenugreek / Methi -1/4 Tsp

Cumin / Jeera -2 Tbsp

Turmeric / Haldi – 1/2 Tsp


Heat a heavy bottom pan. Dry roast all the ingredients separately and ensure it does not burn. Allow it to cool. Once it is at room temperature grind all the ingredients to get fine powder.   Store it in an airtight container.

It can be used for dry sabzi ,curry and even fried rice.

Enjoy !!!!!!

Notes :

  1. You can increase or decrease the chilli as per your heat tolerance.
  2. If you use the same measurement as i have given you can skip chilli powder while cooking.
  3. Desiccated Coconut enhances the taste, You can skip it if you want.



  1. Which Indian doesn’t need a good masala powder to make cooking easier, tastier and fast! Love the spice flavors that add to this masala; bookmarking for sure 🙂

  2. Home made masala are best and your’s look fab. Preethi I liked the addition of coconut powder in your masala. being a punjabi I never used coconut in my vegetables . But you’s recipe looks so wonderful that i am surely going to try this.

  3. Definitely a must have in every Indian kitchen….very handy indeed…Nothing to beat Homemade masalas!!….Btw…congrats on your 250th post….waiting for many more yummy shares!!

  4. I used to buy the sabzi masala back in India but never knew it could be made at home. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will make a batch of it.

  5. Home-made masalas are always better as they are more aromatic. This is a very different masala mix. Addition of coconut and lentils is interesting

  6. Hearty congrats on your 250th post my dear. I have always loved your work and only wish you more success and many more lipsmacking posts in times ahead. The Masala powder is extremely wow share, absolutely useful in the kitchen to turn your boring veggies into exciting ones. Homemade ground masalas are always better than store bought ones, not to mention flavourful too.

  7. Preethi such a flavorful masala powder. I’m definitely making this. It will come in handy for quick curries and rice dishes. Sorry I missed your theme. Love the clicks too.

  8. Love the flavors of this vegetable masala powder.. looks so vibrant and fresh. homemade are the best.. a must keep masala recipe for flavorful dishes.

  9. Kanthisubramanyam

    Awesome colour.infact I needed some change of taste in my cooking..will definitely try tom only.thank you dear.

  10. Hello,
    I have a question concerning the urad and channa dal. In your recipe, you mean dry urad and channa or cooked one? I’m from Austria and not so familiar with these ingredients. Here we have either dry channa/urad or canned one. The dry channa is very hard, I’m worried that my blender could break. Thanks in advance for your reply!

    1. Hi Terry

      You need to use dry urad dal and Chana dal. Dry roast the ingredients. All ingredients mentioned are to be dry roasted separately cooled and then powdered. Your blender won’t break. Don’t worry. Hope your doubts are clarified now. Do share your feedback in case you try this recipe. Would love to hear from you.


  11. Hello, Vinod from Chennai, saw your veg masala powder recipe in my search, it would be great if you can post the videos as well, as it be more visually informative to know the correct consistancy, will try and post the pic as well, kindly consider my suggestion.

    1. Preethi Prasad

      Hello Vinod

      Appreciate your suggestion. Will definitely consider it . Currently my work is keeping me very occupied . Thank you for stopping by and would appreciate your feedback once you try this recipe .

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