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Japanese Spice Blend

Servings 10 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins

Equipment

  • Spice Grinder or Blender
  • Saucepan or Frypan
  • Stirring utensil
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Measuring Utensils: tbsp, tsp and a 1/2 tsp

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp turmeric
  • 4 tbsp ground cumin
  • 3 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp fenugreek powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds (lightly crushed in mortar and pestle)
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom seeds (crushed in mortar and pestle)
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp nutmeg ground
  • 1 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground sage (or dried sage leaves)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground dill (or dried dill leaves)
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 bay leaves

To Fry

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  • I quickly blitz all these ingredients in my spice grinder to combine everything nicely and break down the whole spices.
  • Then you want to lightly fry the spices in a tbsp of vegetable oil over medium heat until fragrant. Be careful not to burn!
  • Add into an airtight container and store in your cupboard.