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Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 teaspoons 10mlWhole cumin seeds
4   Whole cloves
3/4 teaspoon 3.8mlBlack cardamom seeds
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlWhole black peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlWhole allspice
1 teaspoon 5mlFenugreek seeds
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlWhole coriander seeds
10 teaspoons 50mlDried red chilies (small)
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGrated ginger
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlTurmeric
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
2 1/2 tablespoons 37mlSweet Hungarian paprika
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlCinnamon
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlGround cloves

Recipe Instructions

In a small frying pan, on a low heat, toast cumin, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns, allspice, fenugreek and coriander for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes. Discard stems from chilies. In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, finely grind together the toasted spices and chilies.

Mix in remaining ingredients.

Store in refrigerator in a well sealed jar.

Jill Norman, "The Complete Book of Spices"


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