A select blend of 13 spices go into this grand old universal taste enhancer. Being chilli based, it provides an exotic red gravy to dishes. It is widely used all over India on account of its being a less pungent garam masala. Fennel, Tejpatta (Cinnamon leaves) and Trifala imparts a cooling effect to this blend.
It is used essentially for preparing vegetarian dishes requiring a gravy. Gujaratis and Marwaris normally use it in lentils (dal) and for filling in snacks such as samosa, usal, patra, farsan etc.