Total time: 15 minutes, plus cooling time | Makes about three-fourths cup
- 3 tablespoons cumin seeds
- 3 tablespoons coriander seeds
- 1 tablespoon black or brown mustard seeds
- 1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- 3 tablespoons turmeric
Step 1In a large saute pan, combine the cumin, coriander, mustard and fenugreek seeds with the peppercorns and cloves. Toast the spices over medium-high heat until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the pan and cool, then grind to a fine powder using a spice or coffee grinder.
Step 2Toast the turmeric over medium-high heat until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Combine the turmeric with the rest of the spices.
Note: The spice mixture can be stored in an airtight jar or plastic bag for up to 6 weeks.
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