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Indore's Famous Jeeravan - All you need to know about Magic Masala

What is Jeeravan 

Jeeravan Or Jeeravan Masala or Poha Masala – people known this by many names but the magic it brings to food is Amazing.
Are you looking for a lovely yet healthy way to spruce up your everyday cooking? Then you should try some Jeeravan Masala!
For the uninitiated, Jeeravan Masala is a special kind of spice blend from Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Typically made with over 20 carefully chosen spices, this masala is nothing short of a natural medicine. It has been known to aid digestion, and also provides warmth to the body during winters.
Apart from this, Jeeravan Masala is a fabulous taste enhancer. It is widely used in Indori Poha, an extremely delicious preparation with flattened rice or rice flakes that is popular in Madhya Pradesh. The masala elevates the humble poha to an entirely different plane, and makes it stand a class apart. Jeeravan Masala aka Indore Poha Masala is actually so versatile that it can be used to enhance any regular dish – from salads and curries to bhutte ka kees and pakodas.
Jeeravan Masala : The Trick To Make Your Favorite Dishes Taste Better and Indori’s love it the most.

Here are Top 10 uses of Indore’s Jeeravan Masala in 2020 

  1. Poha and Ratlami Sev,
  2. Pakodas of all types : Onion pakoda, break pakoda and so on
  3. Dahi-vada,
  4. Khakhra
  5. Aloo Wafers
  6. Sabji (almost any boring Sabji start tasting good)
  7. Maggi
  8. Bhutte Ka Kees
  9. Salad and Fruit Chaat
    Gangwal Jeeravan Masala from Indore
  10. Bread Butter with Laung Sev and Jeeravan
and other snacks a refreshing taste.

Ready-made Jeeravan Masala is easily available these days, both in departmental stores and online. You can also shop here on Indore.Online. We deliver in Mumbai and around.

However, there’s nothing that matches the charm of making it at home, sans any preservatives or artificial colouring or flavouring agents.
You can control what goes into it, make it in small batches, bottle it up and use it whichever way you want! I made a batch of Jeeravan Masala at home recently, and have been absolutely loving using it in my kitchen. My, is it super fragrant or what?!
This is something you must try out.
Check out the recipe for Home-Made Jeeravan Masala (also called Indore Poha Masala) below.
Recipe adapted from: Yummy Diaries
Ingredients (yields about 1 cup):
6 dry red chillies
3 tablespoons amchoor aka dried mango powder
1-1/2 tablespoons dhania aka coriander seeds
3/4 tablespoon turmeric powder
3/4 tablespoon kala namak aka black salt
1 tablespoon jeera aka cumin seeds
1 tablespoon saunf aka fennel seeds
1 whole jayphal aka nutmeg, coarsely pounded with mortar and pestle
1/4 tablespoon hing aka asafoetida
1/2 tablespoon dried ginger powder
1-inch cinnamon stick
4-5 laung aka cloves
1 medium-sized tejpatta aka bayleaf
2-4 elaichi aka cardamom
2 blades of javitri aka mace
1/2 tablespoon shahjeera aka caraway seeds
  1. Place all the above ingredients in a medium-sized mixer jar. Grind to a fine powder.
  2. When the powder has completely cooled down, transfer to a clean, dry, air-tight jar. Use as and when needed.
  1. The above recipe yields about a cup of Jeeravan Masala. Use a couple of spoonfuls of the masalaas and when needed, and the rest can be kept in a glass/steel jar at room temperature. There is no need to refrigerate it.
  2. Ensure that you use only a clean, air-tight, dry container to store the masala. Use only a clean, dry spoon for it.
  3. At room temperature, the masalastays well for quite a few months. However, for the sake of freshness, it is best to use it within a month of preparation.
  4. As stated above, Jeeravan Masalais a lovely taste enhancer, so versatile that you can use it in everything from salads and curries to pohaand pakoras. You can even use this masala sprinkled on khakras and in the famous Bhutte Ka Kees from Madhya Pradesh.
Did you like this recipe? Do tell, in your comments!

If you are looking for more items of Indore like Ratlami Sev, Laung Sev, Moong Bhajia Mix, Khaman, Bafla and Bati atta – then you should visit the products section of Indore.Online