How to Toast Spices

Two Methods:To bake:To dry roast:

Some recipes suggest toasting certain spices before including them in a curry mixture. Cardamom pods must at least be husked to obtain the seeds before use, if not toasted. You may also want to bake the other seeds you intend to use or toast them in a saucepan. You can also dry roast your chili peppers.

Method 1
To bake:

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    Preheat oven to 350º F/ 180ºC.
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    Put seeds and cardamom pods in an oven-safe container.
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    Bake seeds for up to 7 minutes.

Method 2
To dry roast:

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    Put seeds and cardamom pods in a pan.
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    Heat on medium burner, stirring to prevent scorching, until well toasted.

Things You'll Need

  • Oven safe container
  • Pan (frying pan/skillet)

Article Info

Categories: Spice Mixes