Spice mixes

Discussion in 'Herbs, Spices, Dressings, Sauces and Dips' started by Herbie, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    Which spice mixes do you use and do you make your own?

    I make and use:
    • Garam Masala
    • Chinese five spice
    • Jerk seasoning
    • Dukkah
    I've just been given a pack of biriani spice mix (Mauritian style) which I will use, but if I like it (can't se wht I wont) then I will make the mix myself as I find it so much tastier.

    You?
     
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I make:
    • Panch Phoran (Indian 5 spice)
    • Chat Masala
    • Garam Masala (not always as shop bought is good)
    • Dukkha
    • Za'atar
    • Ras el Hanout
    I think there may be others but can't think of them at the moment.
     
  3. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    I forgot about za'star. I need to experiment with Ras El Hanout
     
  4. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    Garam masala
    Moroccan
    Chinese 5 spice

    Russ
     
  5. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Rustic Rub
    Basic Chicken Rub
    Blackening Seasoning
    Pork Rub
    Achiote Paste
    Garlic Paste for Cuban Pork Roast
    And Many, Many more
     
  6. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I buy this ready made or as a powder - I thought achiote was a single spice. So how are you making Achiote paste?
     
  7. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Also
    Dukkah
    Ras el Hanout
    Za'atar
    Biryani
    Harissa
     
  8. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I've never come across Biryani as a spice mix... in my world Biryani is an Indian rice based dish. So - what are you putting in it and how do you use it?

    I forgot about Harissa - although its more a paste than a spice mix. I think home-made is great and I make it too.
     
  9. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Ground turmeric, coriander, cumin, paprika, salt, cinnamon, cayenne, cardamom, garam masala, saffron, ground cloves, star anise, there was a huge list and I can't remember them all.

    I used it in some Indian dishes, biryani for one, and I don't remember the others it's been so long. The Web site I had bookmarked where I got it has been marked private at some point and you need a user name and password to use it now so I can't give exacts.

    There are harissa spice mixes, you grind the dried chiles and leave out the wet stuff.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2019
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  10. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    Look at the Cochinita Pibil paste ingredients.
     
  11. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I did - Achiote Paste is listed as an ingredient in itself with no recipe for it (unless I'm missing something). There are of course, other spices added to make the Cochinita.

    I'm going to check my packet of Achiote paste....
     
  12. Elawin

    Elawin Über Member

    Baharat
    Garam Masala
    Za'atar
    Harissa

    I also make a "curry powder" from time to time for dishes that don't specify particular spices (it's a Victorian recipe which I tweaked. I posted it on here some time ago), and sometimes make chicken seasonings which vary according to the dish.
     
  13. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    You need to remind me about that one - I could look it up but I'd love to see your mix.
     
  14. Elawin

    Elawin Über Member

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    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

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