II Goda Masala II

Goda Masala is a black, aromatic powder with a burnt sweetness which comes from the coconut in the mixture. It is not readily available in shops as it is made by just a few communities in  in Maharastra. As with most spice blends, goda masala flavours a variety of lentils, vegetables and legumes.


  • 5 cardamoms
  • 1/2-inch stick cinnamon
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1tsp oil
  • 2tsp white sesame seeds
  • 2tsp coriander seeds
  • 4tsp flaked coconut
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 5 cassia buds


  • Remove the cardamom seeds from their husks.
  • Sauté the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaves in the oil until the cloves swell.
  • Dry-roast the rest of ingredients over a low heat until the coconut is dark brown.
  • Cool and grind with sautéed spices until fine.
  • Store in an air tight container.