I am not a stranger to making my own spice blends. However, this blend is the first time I have ever made a spice blend grinding whole spices. All I can say is WOW!!!!! IT SMELLS AMAZING!!!! I am sorry for yelling but I don’t have scratch and sniff posts……. yet. Seriously, I could wear this stuff as perfume. I am very excited to try this blend in my next recipe. Mr. Iyer suggests using this blend instead of store bought curry powder in any recipe with curry powder. I used a mortar and pestle to grind my spices but you can use a dedicated coffee grinder to do it too. The first recipe using this spice blend will be posted on Monday.
Coriander Scented Untoasted Blend
1 TBS coriander seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
1/4 tsp tsp cardamom seeds from a green or white pods
1/4 tsp whole cloves
1 dried bay leaves
2 tsp dried Thai chilies or 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Mix everything together and grind in a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle. The texture should be similar to course ground black pepper. Store in an airtight container for 1 month.