It will be best on the day it's made but will retain flavor for up to 6 weeks.

Ghurum Masala (South Africa)

When using this spice mixture, stir it in at the end of cooking, just before serving.

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  • 1 ounce ground coriander
  • 2 ounces ground cumin
  • 1/2 ounce ground cloves
  • 1/2 ounce ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 ounce ground cinnamon


  1. Mix the spices well, and spread on a flat baking sheet.
  2. Toast in a 250 degrees F oven for about 15 minutes, stirring once or twice during the process, making sure the spices don't burn.
  3. Let the mixture cool, then store it in a tightly covered jar in a cool, dry place.