Maharashtrian goda (black) masala

4 cups coriander seeds
1 cup dry coconut
1/2 cup white sesame seeds
1/2 cup black sesame seeds
1/4 cup cumin seeds
4-5 teaspoon caraway seeds (black cumin seeds)
2 teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
1-2 stick of cinnamon
3-4 cloves
1 black cardamom
3 dry red chilies
1 teaspoon turmeric powder & salt to taste

1. Roast all the ingredients except coconut & coriander seeds with a little amount(1 teaspoon) of oil.

2. Roast coconut & coriander seeds separately without oil.

3. Now grind all these items and 2 teaspoon raw (unroasted) cumin seeds and salt(to taste) together.

4. Let it cool & store in an airtight container.

This masala is just like garam masala and can be used in curries or rice.

Tip: If you are trying this masala for the first time, make it in small quantity.