Dry-roasted ground spices

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  • Spices


  • Place spices in a heavy nonstick skillet or wok.
  • Roast while stirring vigorously over medium/high heat. They will start to brown in about 30 sec.- 1 min.
  • Reduce heat when this starts to happen. Continue to roast on low heat until they turn medium to dark brown.
  • Remove from heat, transfer to another container and set aside to cool.


  • Dry-roasted spices are best if used right away, but can be kept for about 1 week in airtight container.
  • Dry-roasting is an age-old cooking process that imparts extra flavor to the foods.