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Spice Mix Chart

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Probably the most widely-recognized spice blend is curry powder. Curries can contain as little as two or three different spices or up to fifty or more. There is no set amount or ingredient list for any spice mixture. They have evolved based on personal tastes and should always be adjusted to suit your own needs. This handy chart gives basic ingredients for some widely-used spice blends.

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Berbere Spice Mix
(Ethiopian)
dried red chiles, black peppercorns, ground ginger, cloves, coriander seeds, ajowan, allspice berries, greed cardamom seeds, fenugreek, cinnamon stick
Chat Masala
(Indian)
ground asafoetida, mint, ginger, ajowan, cayenne, black salt, mango powder, cumin, dried pomegranate seeds
Chili Powder Ingredients vary widely but usually include: garlic, onion, cumin, oregano, allspice, salt and other spices.
Curry Powder
(Basic)
dried red chiles, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, black peppercorns, fenugreek seeds, ground ginger, ground turmeric
Five Spice Powder star anise, fagara, cassia, fennel seeds, cloves
Garam Masala
(Indian)
The name translates to hot mixture: cumin, coriander seeds, cardamom, black peppercorns, cloves, mace, bay leaf, cinnamon
Herb Salt sea salt, bay leaves, dried thyme, dried rosemary, dried oregano
Jerk Seasoning
(Jamaican)
chiles, thyme, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, garlic, onions
Mixed Pudding Spice coriander seeds, cinnamon stick, allspice berries, whole cloves, nutmeg, ground ginger
Quatre-Epices
(French)
The name means four spices: black peppercorns, whole cloves, nutmeg, ground ginger
Panch Phoran
(Indian)
cumin seeds, fennel, mustard, fenugreek, nigella
Pickling Spice black peppercorns, yellow mustard seeds, hot red pepper flakes, allspice berries, dill seed, mace, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, whole cloves, ground ginger
Ras-el Hanout
(North African)
Translates to top of the shop: peppercorns, cardamom, mace, galangal, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, ash berries, cloves, ginger, turmeric, nigella, lavender, rosebuds, orrisroot, cassia, fennel seeds
Sansho
Seven Spice Mixture
(Japanese)
sansho, seaweed, chile, orange peel, poppy seeds, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds
Spice Salt sea salt, cumin seeds, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, cloves
Zahtar
(Middle Eastern)
sumac, roasted sesame seeds, ground thyme

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