In mortar and pestle, or food grinder, crush:
1 tsp. fenugreek seeds, lightly toasted*
1 tsp. cardamom seeds, lightly toasted*
1 tsp. mustard seeds, lightly toasted*
1/4 tsp. cloves
2 tbsp. ground turmeric
2 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. ground coriander
1 tbsp. ginger
1 tsp. sweet or hot paprika
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cayenne
Continue grinding until pulverized to the desired consistency and well mixed.
Store in an air-tight container.
- To toast, place in a dry sauté pan over medium-high heat, swirling around for a few minutes until you smell the scent of the seeds toasting. Immediately place in a cold bowl to stop the cooking process.