Today I'm sharing recipes for 3 more of my favorite homemade spice mixes. These are made with herbs and spices that you may already have in your pantry, and they are so versatile. Sure, you can buy these at the store already mixed. But, it's fun to make your own, you can control the ingredients, and it can save you money. These spice blends also make easy, fun gifts. You'll find downloadable tags for them below.
CURRY SPICE BLEND- Many people think curry is a spice, but it is actually a blend of several spices. Different curries can contain a variety of ingredients. Turmeric gives curry it's yellow color and is also super nutritious (It has cancer-fighting properties and lowers blood sugar). Here's a curry spice combo that I like. Bump up the cayenne if you like a curry with lots of heat.
NOTE: It's quicker and easier to use spices that are already ground, especially if you already have those on hand. For a fresher, more flavorful blend, start with whole cumin, cardamom, and coriander seeds. Toast them first in a skillet, then grind them in a blender or food processor.
Combine these in a bowl, whisk them together, and you're done. Store them in an airtight jar.
Uses for Curry Powder Blend:
Use to season a stir fry.
Mix with coconut milk and soy sauce for a Thai curry sauce.
Add to yogurt or sour cream (with some salt and garlic powder) for a tasty dip or base for chicken salad.
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