I love spices! They add zest, character, and soul to any dish. However, it is not easy to find a sattvic spice mix in the store that contains only positive pranic ingredients. There is always some garlic or onion powder involved, and if not, then asafoetida or chili peppers are taking over.
watch me do it
This is my basic version of Chaat Masala, and it is a quite universal sattvic spice mix. I use this all-purpose spice mix a lot. I add it to soups, stews, and dals, or sprinkle it on salads. This spice mix will add zest to hot beverages, dressings, sauces, and dips.
At first, we have to dry roast all our spices. Because each seed has a different density and size, I prefer roasting them separately—this way, we can achieve even roast and perfect flavor.
While roasting, watch all your seeds closely, continually stirring. Don’t let them brown as it will ruin the flavor.
When your sesame seeds are almost done mix in nutmeg, and roast for about a minute, then add ginger powder and turn off the heat right away. Watch the video to see the way I do it.
Things I used to make it happen
- 6 tbsp cumin seeds
- 2 tbsp coriander seeds
- 3 tsp ginger (powder)
- 3 tsp black pepper (whole)
- 2 tsp nutmeg (freshly ground)
- 1 tbsp allspice ( berries)
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds (hulled)
- Heat the fry pan on medium heat and add cumin, sesame seeds, coriander, nutmeg, black pepper, and allspice. Dry roast the seeds stirring constantly.
- When the seeds become slightly darker and start giving out a pleasant aroma, transfer to a plate and mix with ginger powder.
- Transfer ingredients to a coffee grinder* and grind to a fine powder.
- Place in an airtight spice jar, and store in a cool, dry place*.
What about you?
Did you try this recipe? What dish did you decide to pair this spice mix with?
I love hearing from you. Let me know how it went in the comments below and share a picture of your spice mix on Instagram with the hashtag #positivepranic 🙂 🙏
❤ Love, Julia