Dhabas are small local restaurants or truck stops which are located along the highways of northern India. Dhabas generally serve delicious, heavily spiced dishes preferred by many travelers. Marinated meat, chicken, fish or cheese is given a distinct flavor with this versatile mixture of spices made famous by the dhabas.
Dry roast the whole spices in a small 1 skillet over medium heat, stirring until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the spices from the skillet and set aside to let cool completely.
Grind the whole spices in an electric 2 coffee grinder with the ground spices and salt to a fine powder. Store in an airtight jar.