Keyword: Spice Blend

Madras Curry Powder

The main difference between plain curry powder and Madras Curry Powder is the heat factor. There is no substitute for curry leaves, so just leave them out if you can’t find them. Kashmiri chiles are hard to find, and you really need the heat because that’s what makes this...

Simply Chana Masala

Chana Masala is a basic recipe for chick peas. This is the most popular and easy recipe for Indian food. If you are new to starting to cook Indian dishes, this is a good place to start. This uses a ready made Chana Masala Spice Mix which gives you...

Chana Masala Spice Blend

You can use Chana Masala Spice Mix as a short cut to a quick week night vegetarian meal. Once you have this mix in your pantry, the dish comes together quickly. If you have an Indian market near you, you can probably find all the spices listed, if you...

Garam Masala

Garam Masala is the spice mix that all Indian kitchens have on hand. Each region has its own style, and you can feel free to change amounts according to your own taste. There is no right or wrong. I’ve included two different mixes, one from whole seeds, which has...

Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste

This recipe is a wonderful balance of salty, spicy, sweet and sour with a bitter after note from the fresh basil garnish at the end. Some ingredients are a bit exotic and maybe not familiar to you at all. Those include Fish Sauce, Shrimp Paste, Lemon Grass and Galangal....

One Pan Persian-Spiced Chicken

I love one pan dinners. They are especially great on weeknights when you just want to make and eat supper and not have to spend a lot of time cleaning up afterwards. This is where parchment paper comes in, just line your baking sheet and throw away the mess!...

One Pan Chicken and Beet Noodles

This was a quick meal I whipped up on a Saturday night. I must say, it was pretty tasty. It was fast, and had little to no clean up. Print Recipe One Pan Chicken and Beet Noodles Course Main Dish, Spice Mix, World Recipes Cuisine American, Middle Eastern Keyword...

Hawaij, Savory and Sweet

Use Hawaij as you would apple pie spice or pumpkin spice. Add Sweet Hawaij to coffee, which is very traditional. Switch up your regular afternoon chai latte, add Hawaij! Add Savory Hawaij with the onions and celery when making chicken soup; sprinkle on carrots or sweet potatoes before roasting;...

Zanzibar Curry Powder Spice Mix

I researched this spice mix high and low, and I couldn’t find a “recipe” for this wonderful flavoring. So I took the ingredients I found which crossed over from other ready made mixes, and created my own. I must say, this is really good! We tried it on grilled...

Chicken Tagine with Lemon and Olives

This is a classic Moroccan dish. Serve this to friends and really impress them with your spice skills! This dish should even appeal to the kids, it’s spicy, but not hot spicy. Make it a party and serve a Moroccan dessert such as Orange Cake, and Mint Tea. Print...