Recipe Detail West Indian Masala

West Indian Masala

West Indian Masala

This spice blend is superior t o commercial masalas because the freshly ground seeds have not oxidized and lost their flavor. Generally speaking, when turmeric is added to masala, it becomes curry powder. Adding habanero powder makes it hot masala.

Ingredients

Direction

1. Toast all the seeds in a dry skillet over high heat, stirring well, until they begin to pop. Lower the heat and cook for an additional 5 minutes, taking care not to burn the seeds. Set aside to cool.
2. Once the seeds are completely cool, grind them finely in a spice mill or with a mortar and pestle. If you wish to make a curry powder, add the turmeric and mix well. Add the habanero powder for a hotter masala.

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