Have you ever thrown a bunch of whole spices into the spice grinder, hoping you get close to the amount you need, and then you’re stuck with a whole lot of ground cardamom that you would rather not have sitting around, waiting for its next use? Let’s not do that anymore.
Here’s the guide to measurements of whole spices to powdered. Bookmark it, print it out, keep it close.
Allspice: 1 teaspoon allspice berries = 1 teaspoon ground allspice
Black pepper: 1 teaspoon peppercorns = 1 1/2 teaspoons ground pepper
Cardamom: Approximately 12 pods, dehusked = 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
Cinnamon: One 1 1/2-inch (4-centimeter) stick = 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon powder
Coriander: 1 teaspoon coriander seeds = 1 1 /4 teaspoons ground coriander
Cumin: 1 teaspoon cumin seeds = 11/4 teaspoons ground cumin
Fennel: 1 teaspoon fennel seeds = 11/4 teaspoon ground fennel
Nutmeg: 1/2 nutmeg = 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Mustard seeds: 1 teaspoon mustard seeds = 11/2 tsp ground mustard
Then, get cooking (and drinking):
Expanded from Made in India by Meera Sodha.
Tell us: What spiced up recipes do you have bookmarked for this season?