The tiny-grained seeraga samba gets its name from its resemblance to cumin,
Cooking method step 1) to make biryani masala – grind cinnamon, star anise, mace, cloves, cardamom, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, pepper corns, coriander seeds into a fine powder. You can also dry roast the ingredients and then grind. step 2) in a pressure cooker heat equal quantities of oil and ghee, add 2 bay leaves, cinnamon stick and then add sliced onions, required salt and saute until the onions are golden brown. step 3) then add ginger garlic paste, slit green chilies and cook until the raw smell is gone.