plain masala is commonly sold as dhaniya powder or coriander powder in Indian stores(which is usually bland and doesn't add any taste to the curry)
But I do some variations in general masala which can be used in every day cooking,which enhances the dish taste immensely.
So please try this one and you can always make it in bulk and store it and use it everyday.
Coriander seeds: 3 cups
Cardamom: 1/2 table spoon
Cloves: 1 tablespoon
Garlic: 1 whole pod (do not peel the skin)
Salt: 1 table spoon
Procedure: Dry roast coriander seeds first,don't burn them roast them until a slight change in color.
Later dry roast cardamom and cloves slightly.
Then grind the above to fine powder,then add unpeeled garlic cloves and salt and grind to a fine powder.
You might get lumps but stir it with a spoon and grind it again,once done let it cool and store in an air tight container.
This masala can be used for all the curries including non vegetarian curries too,it gives a nice flavour and aroma to all the curries.
Once done you can still see some skin of garlic in the powder its normal,so not to worry just use it as it is.
Happy cooking and experimenting.
Please write to me your valuable experiences and comments and tips.