Friday, September 12, 2008

What is a 5 Spice Powder




5 spice powder is an ingredient essential in Chinese cooking. It consists of 5 different spices: cinnamon, star anise, fennel seed, Szechuan peppercorns and cloves. It simply means grinding the five spices together, but today you can buy a ready-to-use mix at most department stores and supermarkets.

1 comment:

joanna sahai said...

Hi .....I live in mumbai and have been trying to find out where I can get chinese 5 spice.....if not 5 spice then atleast the schechuan pepper...i would be glad if you can tell me of some departmental stores in mumbai....my mail id is joannasahai@yahoo.com.....thanks