Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This spice mixture is used in southern Indian cooking to season vegetable and lentil combination, braised dishes and spicy broths.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Deseed the chilies and take off any stalks.
  2. Heat a frying pan and add the first five ingredients.
  3. Toss together over a medium heat until they give off a rich aroma then empty into a bowl.
  4. Repeat the process with the beans, toasting them without burning them.
  5. Mix the spices and the beans together and grind to a fine powder in a grinder. Stir in the turmeric.
  6. Use immediately or store in an airtight jar away from light for no longer than 1 month.