Chinese 5 Spice Powder

Chinese 5 Spice Powder

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An authentic home-made version of the original blend of spices. Just like our very own garam masala, every Chinese household has it's own delicate balance of ingredients to make this fragrant powder. This is the one I learnt from a dear Chinese friend of mine.

We have used this powder in recipes like 5 Spice Mushroom Rice , Saiwoo Vegetables , Chinese Barbequed Tofu with Sesame Noodles , Broccoli, Baby Corn and Paneer in A Spicy Soya Sauce , 5 Spice Tofu and Bean Sprouts Rice .

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Chinese 5 Spice Powder recipe - How to make Chinese 5 Spice Powder

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.25 cup
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  1. In a dry pan, roast the schezuan peppercorns over low heat until the aroma is released. Keep aside.
  2. Roast together the other ingredients for about 3 minutes on low heat till the aroma is released.
  3. Grind together all the ingredients in a blender. Sieve the mixture.
  4. A coarse powder of the spices will be left behind. Grind it again to make a fine powder and sieve again. Discard the coarse powder left behind or grind it again.
  5. Store the sieved powder in an air-tight jar and use as required.

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Chinese 5 Spice Powder
 on 21 May 17 10:51 PM

Chinese 5 Spice Powder
 on 14 Jun 16 06:07 AM

10 cinnamon sticks? What sort of a measure is that for a cook? What size stick, for bog''s sake specify something, length, volumetric measure, weight..
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Tarla Dalal    H Mzsade, you have to use 10 sticks cinnamon of 1 inch each, we have rectified that. Thank you for informing us.
14 Jun 16 01:40 PM
Chinese 5 Spice Powder
 on 03 Mar 16 11:40 PM

Great powder you must try it :)
Chinese 5 Spice Powder
 on 21 Oct 09 09:40 AM

this is a good powder to use..