Home made Fish Masala spice blend

Home made Fish Masala spice blend

Course: Spices
Cuisine: Cape Malay
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 14kcal
Author: Razena Schroeder
This small batch home made Fish Masala spice blend is pure, fragrant and contains no additives or fillers and is enough for 750 grams of fish.
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Ingredients

Whole spices

  • 15 ml coriander seeds approximately 1 level tablespoon
  • 5 ml fennel seeds approximately 1 level teaspoon
  • 5 ml cumin seeds approximately 1 level teaspoon
  • 5 ml black peppercorns approximately 1 level teaspoon
  • 4 cloves

Powdered spices

  • 15 ml red chili powder approximately 1 level tablespoon
  • 2.5 ml garlic powder approximately 1/2 level teaspoon
  • 2.5 ml ginger powder approximately 1/2 level teaspoon
  • 2.5 ml cinnamon powder approximately 1/2 level teaspoon
  • 2.5 ml turmeric powder approximately 1/2 level teaspoon

Instructions

Dry roasting whole spices

  • Add the coriander, fennel, cumin, black peppercorns and cloves to a small pan dry clean pan and dry roast on medium heat until it smells fragrant.
  • Remove from the heat when you see the first wisps of smoke at about 2-3 minutes and continue to stir it off the heat in the pan to continue frying the spices.
  • Let the roasted whole spices cool before grinding.

Spice mix

  • If using a pestle and mortar, grind the spices until it is a fine powder, or as fine as you can.
  • If using an electric spice grinder, pulse the spices until it is a fine powder. Try not to let the motor run for so long that the spices start to heat up, as it ruins the flavor.
  • Add the chili powder, garlic powder, ginger powder, cinnamon powder and turmeric powder to a bowl and mix in the freshly ground spices.
  • Use immediately or decant into a container with an airtight lid and store until required.

Notes

Use a clean dry pan to dry roast the spices.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 5g | Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg