5 Spice Powder ( Chinese Cooking )

5 Spice Powder ( Chinese Cooking )

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5 spice powder,legend has it that the chinese were attempting to create a ‘wonder powder’ encompassing the five elements! and a perfect blend of five spices adds an irresistible flavor to this cuisine. This powder is bitter-sweet-pungent-sour and salty all at once. Fennel, cinnamon, star anise, peppercorns and cloves are slow roasted until they release their aroma and grounded into a fine powder. You can store this in an air-tight container.

5 Spice Powder ( Chinese Cooking ) recipe - How to make 5 Spice Powder ( Chinese Cooking )



Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes .25 cup
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  1. Dry roast the schezuan peppercorns in a pan over a slow flame until it releases an aroma. Remove and keep aside to cool.
  2. Combine all the other ingredients and dry roast in the same pan on a slow flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till the aroma is released. Keep aside to cool.
  3. Combine all the ingredients and blend in a mixer to a fine powder.
  4. Sieve the mixture. A coarse powder of the spices will be left behind. Blend it again to make a fine powder and sieve again. Discard the coarse powder left behind or blend it again.
  5. Store the fine powder in an air-tight jar and use as required.
Nutrient values per cup
Energy0 cal
Protein0 g
Carbohydrates0 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A0 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Calcium0 mg
Iron0 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0 mg
Potassium0 mg
Zinc0 mg