Madras Curry Powder (Spice Mix)

I made it through today!  In the last 24 hours, I have made six spice mixes for my family.  When you're grinding spices, especially those containing black pepper, paprika, or red chili - tiny, microscopic, evil little molecules of the spices get into the air and cause a lot of sneezing.  Well worth it to … Continue reading Madras Curry Powder (Spice Mix)


Garam Masala (Spice Mix)

I love the smell of garam masala more than I love the smell of coffee in the morning.  Okay, not more than morning coffee brewing because coffee... but pretty close. Garam masala is readily available as a premixed spice blend in most supermarkets in Canada these days.  But the premixed spice will never be as … Continue reading Garam Masala (Spice Mix)

Chaat Masala (Spice Mix)

Chaat Masala is an Indian spice blend that is sprinkled over all sorts of snacks and Indian street food, from fruit salad and fruit juices to various curries, yogourt and pakoras.  Chaat is Hindi for "to lick" and Masala just means spice.  The flavours in the spice blend are both tangy and spicy. Many of … Continue reading Chaat Masala (Spice Mix)

Rajma Masala (Spice Mix)

Our family eats a lot of rajma (a dish made of red or dark navy beans, from the Punjab region of India).  This is the spice mix that we use to create the one pot version of the dish. Rajma Masala Blend 1 part turmeric 3 parts red chili powder 2 parts coriander powder … Continue reading Rajma Masala (Spice Mix)

Chili Spice Mix

A while back, I gave my eldest daughter a bag of chili powder for a recipe that we were making together.  I left the bag of spice with her.  She mistook the chili powder (pure hot Punjabi red chili powder) for a chili spice blend and made chili for her family.  Thankfully, all of them survived … Continue reading Chili Spice Mix

Chai Masala (Spice Mix) We make a lot of spice mixes in our house.  One of my favourites to make (because it makes the kitchen smell so good), is chai masala.  You can use any combination of flavours for your own personal chai masala.  Below is the recipe for the blend that I normally use. Feel free to … Continue reading Chai Masala (Spice Mix)