Lightly roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black pepper, cloves and fennel seeds together. Once aroma starts to come , take out in a bowl or dish and keep aside. Takes about 3-4 mins. on low flame.
Toast lightly bay leaves, cinnamon stick, star anise,mace and black cardamom very lightly for few seconds..
Do no roast green cardamom.
You can also dry all the spices in bright sunlight a day before making the masala.
Use a spice grinder or coffee grinder( as I did) , grind to a fine powder.
Grind bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, star anise and black cardamoms together.
Grind rest of the spices and then mix all grind well.
Transfer in a clean and dry glass jar bottle and close the lid tightly.