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eastern essentials: chicken curry spice mix

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This spice mix is for use with curry chicken recipes. Simply replace the curry spice in the recipe with this one… you will not be disappointed. The spices are divided into two sets: Set 1 are whole spices and need to be toasted and ground. Set 2 are combined with the first set after the toasting and grinding. I will admit that there are several spices, and 1 or 2 that are not all that common; however, if you can make this spice mix as written, you will be happy with the results. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For eastern essentials: chicken curry spice mix

  • 3 Tbsp
    coriander seed
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsweetened coconut
  • 2 Tbsp
    cumin seed
  • 2 tsp
    annatto seeds
  • 2 tsp
    whole peppercorn
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    whole cloves
  • 1 tsp
    mustard seed
  • 1 tsp
    chili flakes
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1 tsp
    sweet paprika

How To Make eastern essentials: chicken curry spice mix

  • 1
  • 2
    You will need a skillet to toast the spices, and an electric grinder, or mortar and pestle to make this spice
  • 3
    Storage Of Homemade Condiments, Spices, and Sauces Because homemade spices and condiments do not contain any preservatives, it is important to store them properly. Non-reactive (glass) containers with tight-fitting lids are a must. If I am making a dry spice, I love to use old spice bottles that I have run through the dishwasher. If I am doing homemade sauces, I love using Weck jars. They are all glass, come in all sizes and shapes, and have excellent leakproof lids. If you shop online, you can go to Amazon, and type in “Weck Jars” and you will find a ton of them. Dry spices should be kept in a cool space, away from sunlight (spice cabinet), and sauces, in most cases, should be stored in the fridge. If properly stored, this dressing should last 6 – 8 months.
  • 4
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 5
    Add Spice Set 1 to a dry skillet over high heat and toast, stirring constantly until the spices become fragrant and begin to brown (this is called blooming). Then remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temp.
  • 6
    Place in a spice grinder, then grind to a powder, or use a mortar and pestle.
  • 7
    Combine with Spice Set 2.
  • 8
    Place into an appropriate storage container until needed.
  • 9
  • So Yummy
    Use when making your favorite curry recipes; especially the ones with chicken in them. Enjoy.
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