1.Indian curry powder
4 tablespoon Coriander seeds, 2 tablespoons of Cumin seeds, 2 tablespoons of Mustard seeds, 2 tablespoons of Fennel seeds, 1 tbsp Black peppercorns, 2 tbsp Ginger powder, 2 tbsp Turmeric powder (it is better if you use turmeric root), 2 tbsp Red chili powder, 2Cardamom, 2 Cloves.
1)Heat the plain pan on a medium flame add 1 tbsp oil roast all seeds separately till they are golden brown 2)Now roast remaining ingredients except the powdered ingredients. 3) Place the all roasted ingredient on a plate, let it cool down. 4) Now mix all above ingredient and grind well till it becomes fine powder.5) Store in the airtight bottle in a cool and dry place.
Can be used in chicken curry, egg curry or in vegetables, soups.
In a bowl mix together ½ cup dry oregano leaf, 1 tbsp black pepper powder,1/4 tbsp red pepper powder 1/4 cup thyme leaf, ½ cup basil leaves, 3 tbsp parsley, celery salt 1 tbsp and regular salt 2 tbsp, 2 tbsp dry onion powder, 1tbsp sugar,2 tbsp garlic powder. Shake well and store in a cool and dry place in airtight container.
Can be used in spaghetti, lasagna, eggplant parmesan.
3.Spicy chili Mix
1/2cup Chili powder, ¼ cup garlic powder, ¼ cup oregano, 2tbsp paprika, 3 tbsp cumin seeds, 1tbsp thyme, 3tbsp onion powder, salt. Store in the cool and dry place away from heat and light in an airtight container.
4.Rice mix spice
2 tbsp dried basil, 2 tbsp dried parsley, 2 tbsp onion powder, ¾ tbsp garlic powder, ¼ tbsp dried thyme, 1 tbsp chili flakes, 1 tbsp oregano flakes, 1 tbsp cumin seed powder, 1 tbsp salt.
Mix well and shake store in cool and dry place in airtight container.
Can be used in any vegetarian or non-vegetarian rice.
4 tbsp dried lemongrass, 4 tbsp dried lemon zest, 8 tbsp dried mint, 4 tbsp white pepper powder, 2 tbsp black pepper powder, 1 tbsp cumin powder, 4 tbsp dried basil leaves, 2 tbsp chili flakes, 2 tbsp onion powder, 1 tbsp garlic powder. Grind till it becomes a fine powder. Store in cool and dry place in airtight container.
Can be used in any authentic Thai recipe.
4 tbsp dried oregano, 2 tbsp dried basil leaves, 2 tbsp garlic granules, 2 tbsp chili flakes, 1 tbsp dried thyme, 1 tbsp Fennel seeds crushed, 1 tbsp white and black pepper powder.
Can be used in pizza, pasta, spaghetti and soups.
Bhakti D MBA in HR and Finance who found her love and passion in cooking and writing. She enjoys experimenting new recipes as much as enjoy playing with her son, she also brings her expertise as a parent and a qualified professional to WSL