Cumin seeds, roasted 2 tbsp
Coriander seeds, roasted, 2 tbsp,
Cinnamon stick, 1 inch piece
Cardamom pods, 2
Dried red chillies, whole, 2
Black-pepper corns, 4-6
Salt, 1/2 tsp
Grind all the spices together in a coffee grinder, till well ground and store in a small air-tight container.
*Makes up to 4-5 tbsp of masala for 500-700 grams of chicken/meat.