A masala (spice mixture) made with a variety of Indian spices.
Put all the spices in a small, cast-iron frying pan and set over medium heat. Stir and roast for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the spices turn a shade darker. Remove from the pan, allow to cool, and then grind as a finely as possible in a clean coffee or spice grinder. Empty into an airtight jar and store in a dark cupboard