Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins

A quick and easy method for making the classic spice mix. I have often used this when I was in a hurry, and didn't have time to grind my spices.


  1. Place ingredients in a small dry skillet.
  2. Heat over low heat, stirring, just until aromatic, but do not burn.
  3. Cool, and store in an airtight container until needed, no more than 3 months.
Most Helpful

Just what I needed when I realised that I didn't have any in the house and was in the middle of preparing a recipe! The warm spices are perfect because the vegetable puffs ( are for kids. Thank you very much for posting - you saved me a heap of time because I avoided a trip to the supermarket!

BonnieD Oz May 08, 2009

I used this for making 5 Minute Butter Chicken. Since I only needed 1 teaspoon total, I reduced the recipe as such: 1/4 t cardamon, cloves and pepper, 1/8 t cinnamon, tiny pinch of cumin and coriander and a very tiny pinch of nutmeg. It worked beautifully, thanks for posting Sue! Please see my rating system as I rate tougher than most.

puppitypup August 25, 2008