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Spice mixes are blended spices or herbs. When a certain combination of herbs or spices is called for in many different recipes (or in one recipe that is used frequently), it is convenient to blend these ingredients beforehand. Blends such as chili powder, curry powder, herbes de Provence, garlic salt, and other seasoned salts are traditionally sold pre-made by grocers, and sometimes baking blends such as pumpkin pie spice are also available. These spice mixes are also easily made by the home cook for later use.

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MasalaEdit

Masala is a term from the Indian subcontinent for a spice mix in certain proportions (From Urdu Masalah, via Arabic Masalih).[1][2] A masala can be either a combination of dried (and usually dry-roasted) spices, or a paste (such as vindaloo masala) made from a mixture of spices and other ingredients—often garlic, ginger, onions, chilli paste and tomato. Masalas are used extensively in Indian cuisine to add spice and flavour,[3] most familiarly in chicken tikka masala and chicken curry.[4] Other South Asian cuisines including Bangladeshi, Indian, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Burmese regularly use spice mixes.

List of spice mixesEdit

 
Ingredients for a Gulf-style baharat

For recipes of spice mixes see the mixed spice section in Wikibooks

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ masala. CollinsDictionary.com. Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 11th Edition. Retrieved December 03, 2012.
  2. ^ "masala | Definition of masala in English by Oxford Dictionaries". Oxford Dictionaries | English. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  3. ^ V.K. Modi; G.S. Sidde Gowda; P.Z. Sakhare; N.S. Mahendrakar & D. Narasimha Rao (2006). "Pre-processed spice mix formulation and changes in its quality during storage". LWT - Food Science and Technology. 39 (6): 613. doi:10.1016/j.lwt.2005.05.004. Retrieved 25 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Spices in Chicken Masala and Chicken Curry Kabsa".
  5. ^ Kloman, Harry (2011-02-13). "Glossary" (HTML). Ethiopian Food ♦ Mesob Across America. Retrieved 24 October 2017. Afrinj አፍርንጅ. A very mildly spiced condiment for kids or anyone who can’t handle berbere or mitmita.

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