Saturday, January 29, 2022

The most famous blends of spices in the world and their components

Here are the most famous mixtures of spices in the world that are used in cooking many dishes, and used by the most famous chefs in international restaurants to attract the public to them.

And spices and herbs moved to many countries by means of several trips for backpackers, so their uses expanded and some countries became economically dependent on the cultivation of spices, and despite the development of the herbs and spices industry, many people are still eager to use herbs in their fresh, natural form, because they give them the natural taste of spices in addition to enjoying Its nutritional value

The world’s most famous spice blend
Spices and spices differ from one country to another, and each country has what distinguishes it from these mixtures that have an impact on the various national foods in each region or country.

It is a Bengali mixture of the most famous spices in the world. It has a highly aromatic smell. It consists of about 12 different flavors of spices, collected together in one dish. However, this mixture differs from one country to another.

It is a mixture used in winter on soup and chicken, and its main ingredients contain nigella, cumin, fennel, mustard seeds, fenugreek, and Indian curry.

Dukkah Mix
The famous Egyptian spice mix is used in many Egyptian meals, such as the famous Egyptian beans and falafel. The ingredients of accuracy vary within the governorates of Egypt; In Upper Egypt, the accuracy consists of:

cumin spoon
Black pepper, and chili
spoonful of coriander
Salt is added for accuracy to balance the taste and absorb moisture so that the rest of the ingredients for the accuracy remain dry. In the delta, the accuracy consists of 5 basic spices, the most important of which are sesame, mint, thyme, coriander, and cumin. Peanuts, chickpeas, and sometimes mint or thyme are added as desired. Coriander, mint, and thyme are added to cleanse the digestive system and get rid of gas.

curry powder mix
It is one of the most famous spice mixtures in the world. Curry powder spice mixture is mainly used in Indian cuisine. It was moved to Europe by the English colonizers of India, where they called it the word curry. Curry powder is prepared by mixing a number of spices, and there are many types of these mixtures. As for the main ingredient, The Indian curry mixture is turmeric, ginger, black pepper, red chili pepper, coriander, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, fenugreek, cardamom, and mustard.

These spices are roasted and then ground into a mixture of curry powder, which is made into a curry paste.

Curry powder varies from one region to another within India. Sometimes ground cloves and cinnamon are added to it. Indian women are famous for preparing this mixture, and sometimes they compete in adding some other ingredients to the curry paste, such as; Add warm distilled water to the mixture so that a paste can be obtained.

the ingredients
The basic curry powder consists of:

6 pods red chile pepper or African.
30 grams of coriander seeds.
Half a teaspoon of mustard seeds (mustard).
teaspoon black pepper grit.
A teaspoon of fenugreek seeds.
Roast over the fire until it becomes dark in color, taking care not to burn.
After the mixture cools, the previous mixture is grinded until it becomes smooth.
Mix the previous ground with half a teaspoon of fine ginger and half a tea turmeric.
The previous mixture can be kept for 3 months, provided that it is kept in a cool place and in dark-colored containers or a dark place.
Colombo curry powder
It is one of the most famous spices spread in the western region of India, and the reason for the name is due to Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, and the use of this mixture of spices is famous for seasoning meat and poultry.

Spicy red curry mix
It is a mixture of spices that is distinguished by its hot taste, and is famous for its use in Asia and is used with beef. The mixture of red curry paste consists of the following mixture:

A teaspoon of cumin seeds.
Tablespoon of coriander seeds.
teaspoon black pepper seeds.
Roast the previous quantities for several minutes, then grind until smooth and mix with 3 small chopped onions, 2 minced garlic cloves, and 2 teaspoons of lemongrass stalks.

Mix the previous ingredients well until they become a paste and add to it 10 dried red peppers (chile), after removing the seeds and the inner walls.

Also known as the English pudding mix, it is a kind of sweet spice that is used in baked goods. It consists of:

A teaspoon of cinnamon and Jamaican pepper.
A tablespoon of coriander seeds.
A tablespoon of nutmeg.
A tablespoon of nutmeg peel.
Grind all the above ingredients into a fine powder, then keep in tightly closed containers in a dark place.

It is a mixture of spices famous in North Africa, and it is well known in Jordan and Turkey, where this mixture is used on meatballs and vegetables with the use of olive oil and it consists of:

6 tablespoons sesame seeds.
3 tablespoons of crushed sumac.
3 tablespoons of dry thyme.
The sesame is first roasted over low heat until it acquires a better taste and flavor. It is left to cool and then mixed with the rest of the ingredients, crushed, and placed in tight containers. (The World of Spices and Herbs, Reem Mohamed El Bagoury)

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