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Pro Tips and African Recipes

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Basic Recipe for Sizzling Curry Powder

The African Gourmet basic curry spices is a simple homemade curry powder that it is really just that simple to make at home. Make your curry powder from natural ingredients so you know what's going into your body when you season your vegetables, fish, or chicken.

Sizzling Curry Powder Chickpeas
Sizzling Curry Powder Chickpeas

It's just that simple to make your own natural spices.

Origin Senegal
Yield about 1/4 cup

Basic Recipe for Sizzling Curry Powder

Ingredients
1 tablespoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground turmeric
1 tablespoon red pepper flake
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions
Mix all ingredients well and store in an airtight container away from light and heat.

Curry Spices Homemade

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.