Masala

Pilau Masala
East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya)

East Africa has long been influenced by India and Southeast Asia, probably for thousands of years, thus this Indian style masala (spice mix). It's most often used to season pilaus (rice pilafs) but has other uses as well. The quantities give produce a little less than 2 ounces, double would nearly fill a 4 ounce spice jar.






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Cumin seeds
Cardamon seeds
Black Pepper
Cinnamon
Cloves, whole
  1. In a dry skillet over moderate heat, roast the CUMIN SEEDS stirring until they are very fragrant and darken just a shade. Cool thoroughly.
  2. Grind All Ingredients together to a fine powder in your spice grinder (see Note-1).
NOTES:
  1. Spice Grinder   A little whirling blade coffee grinder is excellent for this job - mine is a Krups. Of course you can also do it the traditional way, pounding it in a big stone mortar.
  2. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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