Nalli Nihari Masala-SK Khazana

As you roast the various spices the aroma given out makes your mouth water This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Nalli Nihari Masala-SK Khazana

Main Ingredients Cumin seeds (jeera), Cloves
Cuisine Moghlai
Course Powders
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Nalli Nihari Masala-SK Khazana

  • 3 tablespoons Cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 12-15 Cloves
  • 15-20 Green cardamoms
  • 2 tablespoons Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 5-6 Black cardamoms
  • 4-5 Mace blades
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 3-4 one-inch pieces Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Black peppercorns
  • 5-6 Dried red chilllies
  • 2 tablespoons Poppy seeds (khuskhus)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Nutmeg (jaiphal)
  • 1 tablespoon Dried ginger powder (soonth)
  • 1 tablespoon Roasted Bengal gram (daalia) powder


  1. Dry roast cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamoms, fennel seeds, black cardamoms, mace, bay leaves, cinnamon, peppercorns, red chillies for 1-2 minutes. Add poppy seeds and continue to roast till fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  2. Transfer into a grinder jar. Add nutmeg powder, dried ginger powder and roasted Bengal gram powder and grind to a fine powder.
  3. Transfer into a plate and cool down to room temperature.
  4. Store in an airtight container to use as and when required.