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Toasting and Grinding Spices

hi I’m Melissa Clark from the dining
section have you ever wondered if it was
really worth to work to toast and grind
your own spices the answer is yes the
thing about using whole spices is that
the second you grind them their flavor
starts to dissipate so if you use
pre-ground spices and let’s just say
they’ve been sitting in your cabinet for
a year or two maybe they probably don’t
have a lot of flavor left the process
for any kind of whole spice is pretty
much the same you want to toast it just
until it starts to smell fragrant and
then you want to grind it you’ll notice
that I’m using a dry pan you don’t need
any oil for this so these are ready now
there are several ways that you can
grind them up the easiest is dedicated
spice grinder don’t grind your coffee in
this keep it just for spices or if you
don’t have one of these you could use
mortar and pestle or the side of a heavy
knife or a cleaver using a spice grinder
fairly self-explanatory you just add
your spices I’m just gonna use a little
right now mustard seeds come back and
turn it on
just takes a few seconds couldn’t be
easier using a mortar and pestle if you
want to do this a little bit at a time
especially if you have a small one like
I do because you don’t want the mustard
seeds and everything to kind of fly out
at you and just pound it until it’s
ground as finely as you like see the
mustard seeds are gonna fly out no
matter what you do but it’s okay you can
lose a couple of them get back in there
okay that should do it it’s pretty
finely ground I could keep going but you
get the general idea
and lastly the knife or cleaver method
now the thing about this is that I have
a feeling those little mustard seeds
will really go all over the place this
might work better with just cumin which
will kind of just lie there we’ll try it
lean your whole body into it all right
well I would say that this crushes them
rather than grinds them which is useful
sometimes but exactly what I was hoping
for
okay so maybe that last one wasn’t the
best way but you still have two great
methods to grind your freshly toasted
spices

Spice Grinders Buyers’ Guide

What spice grinders exist?

You can always buy spices from groceries, but they will not have the same taste as the freshly ground ones. So let’s find out what spice grinders exist and which is the most suitable option for you!

One of the most popular grinders is the electrical one. These are quick and make a great variety of spices. People usually prefer this type of grinder, saying that the only disadvantage it has is the difficulty of cleaning.

There are also mechanical grinders, which are more cost-efficient than electric ones. However, there is a disadvantage of only grinding smaller herbs and spices.

How to grind spices?

Grinding spices brings out deeper flavors and essential flavors. The first thing you need to do is place spices in a pan. In case you have put leaves, shake them in a pan, and whenever you smell it, that’s done. Before grinding, let the spices cool and toast them separately for better results. There are two simple ways to grind spices, one of which is using mortar and pestle. In case the spices are similar in size, then you can just use a spice grinder, skipping the prior mentioned step.

How to clean a spice grinder?

Materials you will need for cleaning a spice grinder are ¼ cup of uncooked rice, paper towels, and water. Now, as you have all the ingredients, put rice in your spice grinder for about a minute. Once it is pulverized, the oil should cling to the rice. Then, dump out the rice and wipe out the grinder with a paper towel. It would be good to clean your spice grinder weekly or if used more often, clean it accordingly. By following these steps, you will ensure your spice grinder is serving you a lifetime!

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Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.