Kalpasi / Black stone flower / Patthar ka phool / Dagad phool is a spice used in Indian Cuisine. Typically used in meat dishes or Biryani, it is also used in some vegetable dishes too. Kalpasi as such does not have any particular shape, it is curly like dried flower that is very light in weight.
For day 3, under the theme " Ingredients through mail", I have got this rare spice Kalpasi from RAJINI ( https://mykitchentrials.com/) I have never used Kalpasi as such in any of my dishes. I usually read the ingredients which are listed in any of the store bought Masala's. Long back I have seen this word Kalpasi in one of the Garam Masala packet (don't remember which brand it was ). But I knew exactly what I had to prepare with the ingredient I got from Rajini. I rarely prepare Garam Masala powder at home. This time as I made it at home, have used in couple of non veg dishes and it really made a different. Fresh flavor of the spices and the taste too. So here goes the recipe for fresh and home made Garam Masala Powder......
Kalpasi / Black stone flower 2
Cinnamon 1 inch stick
Green Cardamom 3
Black Cardamom 1
Black pepper 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Coriander seeds 1 1/2 spoon
Dry red Chili 4
Fennel seeds 1 spoon
Bay leaf 1
Dry roast all the ingredients in a pan.
Roast them on low to medium flame for about 4-5 minutes.
Now transfer the whole spices into another place to cool completely.
Add everything in a blender and make it a fine powder.
Store in any air tight container.