Chris and I went shopping yesterday so be expecting a new entrée from us soon.
Recipe from Sobha Vadlamani
Masala is a South Asian term for a spice mix. A masala can be either a combination of dried (and usually dry-roasted) spices, or a paste (such as vindaloo masala) made from a mixture of spices and other ingredients—often garlic, ginger, onions and chili paste. Masalas are used extensively in Indian cuisine to add spice and flavor. Other South Asian cuisines including Pakistani, Nepali, Bangladeshi, Burmese, and Sri Lankan regularly use spice mixes.
- 1 -1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
- 1 1/2 tsps anardana (dried pomegranate seeds) can substitute with lemon juice
- 3 cloves
- 1″ cinnamon stick
- 2 black cardamoms
- 1/2 tsp pepper corns
- 3/4 tsp cumin seeds
Chinese Five spice powder Recipe
Five spice may be used with fatty meats such as pork and duck. It is used as a spice rub for chicken, duck, pork and seafood, in red cooking recipes, or added to the breading for fried foods. Five spice is used in recipes for Cantonese roasted duck, as well as beef stew. It is used as a marinade for Vietnamese broiled chicken. The five-spice powder mixture has followed the Chinese diaspora and has been incorporated into other national cuisines throughout Asia. Although this mixture is used in restaurant cooking, many Chinese households do not use it in day-to-day cooking. In Hawaii, some restaurants place a shaker of the spice on each patron’s table. A seasoned salt can be easily made by dry-roasting common salt with five-spice powder under low heat in a dry pan until the spice and salt are well mixed.
- 1 tsp. ground Szechwan pepper
- 1 tsp. ground star anise
- 1-1/4 tsp. ground fennel seeds
- 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper