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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Five DIY African Spice Recipes Made in a Coffee Grinder

In my African kitchen I use an electric coffee grinder for almost all of my whole spice and herb grinding. I do not want my spice blend flavors mingling with the next batch so to keep things fresh by using a little white rice to clean the coffee grinder.

Five DIY African Spice Recipes Made in a Coffee Grinder

Five DIY African Spice Recipes Made in a Coffee Grinder
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Add all ingredients to a coffee grinder and pulse until mixed well. Store in a container away from moisture and heat. Do not place spice mix in the refrigerator. 

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The directions for all the recipes below: 
Add all ingredients to the coffee grinder and pulse until mixed well. Store in a container away from moisture and heat. Do not place spice mix in the refrigerator.

Cape Malay Curry Powder for Fish
2 whole cloves
1 teaspoon coriander seed
Five DIY African Spice Recipes Made in a Coffee Grinder photo by Carol Mitchell1 teaspoon fennel seed
1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds
2 tablespoons black peppercorns
1 dried hot red chili
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon dried curry leaves

Baharat Spicy All-Purpose Seasoning Blend
1 tablespoon dried mint
2 dried hot red chilies
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon dried coriander
Five DIY African Spice Recipes Made in a Coffee Grinder photo by peddhapati¼ cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
2 whole cloves

Za'htar Vegetable Seasoning Blend
1 tablespoon ground sumac
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 tablespoon dried thyme

Spicy Chili Beef Seasoning Blend
1 tablespoon dried garlic
2 tablespoons dried onion
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 allspice berries
¼ cup sea salt
1 dried bay leaf
1 teaspoon black peppercorns

Ethiopian Berbere Spice Mix Lamb Seasoning Blend
2 dried red chilies
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon ground ginger
Five DIY African Spice Recipes Made in a Coffee Grinder photo by Erik Hersman3 whole cloves
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
3 allspice berries
1 tablespoon cardamom seeds
1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves
¼ cinnamon stick

Bonus!

All-Purpose Seasoning Salt
¼ cup sea salt
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon dried garlic
¼ cup dried onion
1 teaspoon ground ginger

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