Mild Spice Mix
This versatile spice blend leans toward coriander, cumin and fenugreek suggesting an Indian or East-Asian influence. This recipe is excellent for gift giving. Simply make the recipe, package in jars and use a festive ribbon to attach a decorative label with preparation instructions.
3 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1-ounce whole cloves
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/4 teaspoon mace
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
- Spread coriander, cumin and fenugreek seeds on a baking sheet. Bake for about 3 minutes or until fragrant.
- Combine with whole cloves, peppercorns, mace, nutmeg and cinnamon. Grind in a spice grinder, clean coffee grinder, or mortar and pestle until very fine.
- Store in an airtight container. Use as a spice mix for soups, stews, or other dishes.
Makes 1/4 cup.
RECIPE TO ATTACH: Use as a spice mix for soups, stews, or other dishes for a taste of India or East Asia.