Seasonal Spice Mixes for Every Occasion! : A blog about spices and how you can use them in your cooking.

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The more I cook, the more I realize that seasonings are the most important part of a dish. It’s not just that they make food taste better, but it’s also the right seasonings can actually change the texture and presentation of a dish.

The basic spice mixes below aren’t exact recipes. They’re meant to be guidelines and starting points. You should feel free to add spices from my list of basic spices you should have on hand , or even your own special creations if you have any!

These mixes are based around a 3:2:1 ratio for heat:salt:flavor (i.e., Three parts chili peppers, two parts salt, one part dried herbs). This ratio is sometimes called “Madras” after an Indian recipe, but most chefs prefer 2:1:1 because it allows them to use smaller amounts of ingredients (and thus avoid waste) while still producing a well-seasoned dish.

This isn’t so much an exact recipe as a collection of ideas; feel free to create your own homemade blends based on what you like.

Curry is a traditional blend of spices used in South Asian cuisine. Curry powder is available from the store, but it’s easy to make your own. And you can adjust the mix depending on how hot you want the dish to be. The dish Curry refers to a style of cooking and not a specific dish or ingredient. There are countless dishes with curry as an ingredient, including curried eggs, curried chicken and curried pumpkin.

A typical curry powder recipe includes coriander seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric and mustard seeds along with other spices such as fenugreek, ginger, cloves and cardamom. Each recipe will vary slightly depending on the region and the family that developed it.

Spices should be stored in air-tight containers in order to maintain their freshness and potency. Many cooks like to freeze their spices so that they’re easily accessible when needed for a quick meal preparation. Spices can also be kept in the refrigerator or cabinet for longer periods of time if necessary.

* Cumin seeds : are used to flavor foods all over the world. They have a strong smell that may become unpleasant when overused, so they should be used sparingly in cooking.* Coriander seeds : add fragrance and texture to many dishes

Curry powder is a spice mix used in South Asian cuisine. It is a combination of many spices and herbs, and varies in composition from region to region and household to household. The word “curry” itself refers only to the sauce served with rice or other grains, as well as to any dish that incorporates such a sauce.

A curry is usually regarded as a blend of spices used in Indian cuisine. A wide variety of combinations exist; most common are chicken tikka masala, lamb vindaloo, fish mulligatawny, etc.

Curry powder can be purchased at any grocery store in the world. However it is more common to make your own curry powder depending on what you are cooking and how hot you want it. Some people even go as far as making their own blends of multiple different spices

Curries are a family of dishes originating in the Indian subcontinent. The common ingredients in most curries are chillies and curry powder, which is made up of a mixture of many spices (thus the name). Curry powder is not a single spice but a mixture of many spices, such as turmeric, ginger, coriander, cumin, pepper, cloves and cinnamon.

Gourmets have many different opinions about which spices should or shouldn’t be added to curry powder. For example, some like to add cardamom pods or seeds to the curry powder while others don’t. Some people like their curries sweet so they add sugar to the curry powder while others prefer it spicy so they leave out the sugar. Some people even go as far as grinding their own curry spice mixture from scratch using different combinations of spices that suit their tastes best.

Curry powder is a blend of spices commonly used in Indian cuisine. It is typically made from turmeric, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, and red pepper. Curry powder can be found in most grocery stores. Curry powder is also available in mild, medium to hot, or extra hot varieties. Curry powder can be used for flavoring meats and vegetables or it can be added directly to a dish being prepared.

The photo above shows curry powder sold at an outdoor market in Hyderabad, India. The ingredients listed on the package are: coriander, turmeric, black pepper, cumin seed, ginger, chili pepper and fenugreek seeds.**


Curry powder is a spice mixture used in Indian cuisine. It is made of up to 20 different spices, but the most important ingredient is turmeric, which gives it its yellow color. Curry powder does not necessarily contain curry leaves and does not taste like curry.

It comes in many types, with many different flavors. For example, some are very hot and spicy, while others are milder. Some are sweeter and nuttier tasting, while others are more sour and tangy. Curry powder is often added to dishes called “curries”, which are named after it.

Taste:spicy and hot

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