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An African spice mixture.

. Prep
5 min.
2 min.
Ready In
7 min.
6 servings
Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free
Metric measurements


2teaspoons cumin seeds whole
4each cloves whole*
3/4teaspoon cardamom seeds
1/2teaspoon black peppercorns whole
1/4teaspoon allspice whole*
1teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1/2teaspoon coriander seeds whole*
10small dried red chiles *
1/2teaspoon ginger grated*
1/4teaspoon turmeric *
1teaspoon salt
2 1/2tablespoons hungarian paprika
1/8teaspoon cinnamonVideo *
1/8teaspoon cloves ground*
* not incl. in nutrient facts


In a small frying pan, on a low heat, toast cumin, cloves, cardamom, peppercorns, allspice, fenugreek and corainder for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.

Discard stems from chilies. In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, finely grind together the toasted spices and chilies.

Mix in remaining ingredients. Store in refrigerator in a well sealed jar.

First published: last updated: 2014-12-16

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You have to toast and pound the spices with some sea salt. It helps to grind better the spices and preserves the aroma longer.

Berlin almost 4 years ago

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Rutledge, United States almost 4 years ago
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 5g (0.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 1242% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 396mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?