Indian Spice Mix

Turmeric is loaded with phytonutrients and had the highest anti-inflammatory rating among all the spices. Ginger is loaded with phytonutrients as well. These spice are available at ethnic grocery stores (not just Indian) for a fraction of the cost. Mix this spice mixture together so you can easily add flavor to chicken, tofu, sautéed potatoes and other vegetables. Alter the spice level to your taste. It doesn't take much to add a lot of great flavor, even without the heat in the red pepper flakes. Go easy at first, especially for children, and add more and more as you and your family become accustomed to and come to enjoy these flavors. It makes a great dry rub when you want a lot of flavor!  
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1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 3 Tbsp coarse salt 1/2 -4 tsp crushed red pepper 3 1/2 tsp ground cumin 3 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1 Tbsp dried mint 1 Tbsp turmeric 3 1/2 tsp ground ginger


1) Combine all spices in a small glass mason-type jar. This recipe makes about 1/2 cup. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months. Each teaspoon has about 200 mg of sodium.