The recipe will give you enough spice mixture to make two batches of soup. Since spices tend to lose their potency over time, I like to make smaller batches using whole spices and then grind them myself. I have included a recipe for the spice blend using pre-ground spices at the end of this post for those of you who don't want to grind your own spices. As always, if you have Celiac Disease, please, be careful to ensure that your spices are gluten free.
1/4 cup coriander seed
1 tablespoon cumin seed
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seed
1-2 teaspoons black peppercorns
1-3 dried red chiles
1/4 cup ground coriander seed
2 tablespoons ground cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds, toasted and ground
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or chiles flakes
In a small bowl, thoroughly mix the ground spices and pour into a clean spice jar. Cover tightly with a lid and store in a cool, dark location.
To your health and happiness,
Beans and Rice