Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. spices

  2. chef's knife

  3. mortar

  4. pestle

  5. coffee grinder

  6. 1. Press the flat side of a chef's knife on spices such as fennel seeds, peppercorns, cardamom, cumin seed, cloves, star anise and cinnamon. You can also use a rolling pin, or a small skillet.

  7. 2. Place whole spices in a mortar and pestle and grind with the weight and movement of the pestle. Grind a little for coarse, or more for fine.

  8. 3. Or, put the spices in a clean coffee grinder and grind as desired.

  9. 4. To toast ground spices, place the seeds in a small, dry skillet. Cook over medium heat until you can smell the spices and the seeds darken slightly.

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