Spice mix

Spice mixes are blended spices or herbs. When a certain combination of herbs or spices is called for in a recipe, 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.

A container of pumpkin pie spice

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 to Western cuisine in chicken tikka masala and chicken curry.[4] Other South Asian cuisines including Bangladeshi, Nepali, Pakistani and Sri Lankan, and Southeast Asian cuisine such as Burmese regularly use spice mixes.[citation needed]

List of spice mixesEdit

 
Ingredients for a Gulf-style baharat

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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.
  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.
  6. ^ Tomlinson, Mary (2017-12-11). "What's Really in Old Bay Seasoning?". Coastal Living. Retrieved 2020-06-18.
  7. ^ Ingraham, Christopher (2016-03-08). "They put Old Bay on everything in Maryland. Soon you will, too". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2020-06-18.

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