What dried spices do you use most?

(26 Posts)
mrspaddy Sun 18-Aug-13 17:40:23

Hi,

I have Chinese Five Spice, Cajun (favourite), Garlic Salt.
These are my essentials.

I mainly use them for chicken, pork chops and the 5 spice for stir fries.

What can you not live without?

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ouryve Mon 19-Aug-13 14:05:19

Chinese 5 spice, pimenton, chilli flakes & cumin.

Mummyoftheyear Mon 19-Aug-13 14:02:52

Cinnamon
Mixed spice - nice with hot Choc (my obsession with Options).

weebarra Mon 19-Aug-13 10:54:14

Cumin
Oregano
Chinese 5 spice
Star anise
cinnamon

wonkylegs Mon 19-Aug-13 09:02:34

Cumin
Chilli
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Cardamon
Coriander

EugenesAxe Mon 19-Aug-13 01:23:17

Chilli staples of cumin, paprika, cayenne.
Mixed spice & nutmeg for rock buns.
Turmeric, coriander, bay leaves and garam masala cover my other quick & easy curry recipes.

I've always liked you Remus - your books, music and now your spices all point towards you being a good person. In answer OP, I use mustard seeds in Gudjerati (sp?) style cabbage and carrot, and cabbage & peas (both Madhur J recipes). I wouldn't call them essential for us though.

Rummikub Mon 19-Aug-13 01:10:40

Chilli
Coriander
Cumin
Garam masala
Turmeric
Plus whole spices
Mace
Cinnamon & ginger for baking

Couldn't live without garlic either.

delasi Mon 19-Aug-13 01:06:34

Essentials:
Curry powder
Garam masala
Cumin (ground and seeds)
Coriander (ground)
Cardamom seeds
Cinnamon
Ginger
Pepper
All spice
Turmeric
Five spice
Fenugreek seeds
Cloves
Nutmeg
Star anise
All purpose seasoning

I'm not really sure if we have non-essentials after that... there are other spices in the cupboard that we probably wouldn't buy again purely for not needing them much. I haven't included herbs and we use a scotch bonnet sauce for heat typically.

I make a lot of Indian food and marinades, as you can tell.

Cumin
Coriander
Turmeric
Fenugreek seeds
Mustard seeds
Cumin seeds
Chilli powder
Nutmeg
Ginger
Cinnamon
Cloves
Cardamom
Smoked paprika
Garam masala
Fennel seeds
Caraway
Pepper
All spice

mrspaddy Sun 18-Aug-13 19:37:01

I have smoked paprika - thinking of making a goulash. Never thought of using them on wedges.. out pops the actifry grin.
What is mustard seed nice in? I use the wholegrain when roasting a beef joint.
Must get cumin.

stillstanding29 Sun 18-Aug-13 18:19:47

I use dried oregano.

Garam Masala
Ginger
Cardamom pops
Turmeric
Caraway Seeds
Chili Flakes
Cloves
Cinnamon
Peppercorns
Also fresh garlic, Ginger and chilli.

OldRoan Sun 18-Aug-13 18:12:29

Smoked paprika
Cinnamon
Nutmeg

Smoked paprika and black pepper on homemade wedges are DP's favourite thing I cook. I'll spend hours on a complicated pudding, or juggle a tiny kitchen and a full roast, but he'd eat wedges every day if given half a chance.

gaggiagirl Sun 18-Aug-13 18:07:49

Cumin
Fennel seeds
Tumeric
Chili
Smoked paprika
Ginger
Cinnamon

DragonsAreReal Sun 18-Aug-13 17:53:11

All purpose seasoning, hot and spicy seasoning, curry powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, pimento and thyme.

I also could not live without scotch bonnet, spring onions and garlic.

With all of that I can make everything we eat.

Cheeseatmidnight Sun 18-Aug-13 17:53:00

Tarragon
Dried chillies
Cumin

Absolute essentials -
turmeric
cumin seeds
mustard seeds
dried chilli flakes
garam massalla
paprika

Desired but used less -
cinnamon
ginger
nutmeg (whole)
saffron

YoniBottsBumgina Sun 18-Aug-13 17:50:35

I need some inspiration. I love different flavours in food but am not very adventurous.

bryonywhisker Sun 18-Aug-13 17:49:17

Ground mixed spice
Nutmeg

orangepudding Sun 18-Aug-13 17:48:07

Cumin, cardamon and cinnamon. I use all of them quite frequently.

CockyFox Sun 18-Aug-13 17:47:41

Cumin, tumeric, garam masala, chilli powder.

Can you tell we like curry.

YoniBottsBumgina Sun 18-Aug-13 17:45:29

Cumin, cinnamon and ginger.

Cumin because it's earthy and gives a really nice flavour to spicy things.

Cinnamon I like because it can be sweet or savoury, it goes well in Chilli and (surprisingly) with tomato in fish dishes. Not to keen on it as a sweet spice but will sometimes add to a cake or something.

Ginger again it's multi use. I love it in stir fries, especially with chicken. Love ginger cake and ginger biscuits/gingerbread too.

Casmama Sun 18-Aug-13 17:43:05

Chilli flakes and Cajun spices.

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