4 tbsp, cumin seeds
2 tbsp, coriander seeds
1 tbsp, split Bengal gram
2 tsp, carom seeds
2 tsp, black pepper corn
2 nos, black cardamom
2 nos, cinnamon sticks of one inch each
2 nos, bay leaf, small OR 1 nos, bay leaf, big
1½ tbsp, dry mango powder (aamchur)
5 to 6 nos, green cardamom
5 to 6 nos, cloves
12 to 15 nos, whole kashmiri red chillies OR 2 tbsp, Kashmiri red chili powder
Dry roast Bengal gram, whole red chilies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds and black pepper corn. Allow it to cool.
Grind the roasted ingredients and remaining ingredients together.
Store it in an airtight container for future use.
NOTE:- If you prefer to use red chili powder instead of whole red chili, you need not dry roast it along with Bengal gram.