Peri Peri Seasoningby Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
Peri peri seasoning is a spicy blend of chili peppers and other spices, typically used to flavor chicken dishes.
- 2tspCumin Seeds
- 4tspKashmiri Red Chilli Powder
- 3tspRed Chilli Flakes
- 1tspBlack Peppercorns
- 1tspBlack Salt
- 1/2tspCinnamon Powder
- 3tspGarlic Powder
- 1 1/2tspGinger Powder
- 1tspPowdered Sugar
- 3Green Cardamom
- 1tspNutmeg Powder (optional)
Place a heavy-bottomed pan on low to medium heat. Dry roast cumin seeds, black peppercorns, and green cardamon for 2-3 minutes.
Transfer them to a plate and let them cool.
Pulse the roasted spices in a blender or food processor until they are finely ground.
Transfer the powder to a bowl and add all the remaining spices and mix well.
Store in a dry place in an air-tight jar.
Tips & Tricks
Peri peri seasoning can be stored for up to a month.
Start with a small amount of peri peri seasoning and add more to taste. This will allow you to adjust the level of spiciness to your preference.
Use it to marinate chicken, shrimp, or other meats before grilling or roasting.
Sprinkle it over roasted vegetables or potatoes for added flavor.
Mix it with olive oil or melted butter to create a spicy dipping sauce.
Sprinkle it over popcorn for a spicy snack.
Use it as a seasoning for fried rice or noodles.
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