Heat a pan add chana dal and rice and dry roast. Then add coriander, cumin, red chili and bay leaves and fry.
Now add black cardamom, green cardamom, clove, cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg and black pepper an fry.
Now time for poppy seeds, sesame seeds, stone flower, dry ccocnut and fry.
These should be roasted up to a nice aroma comes from the spices. Then allow to cool down. Then grind to a powder. Saoji Masala is ready.
The purpose of adding different spices st different stage is to save the spices from burning. Spices with more frying time will be added first, then others according to their frying timings.