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Bird Flu Curry Powder

This is an adaption of a Malay Chinese spice recipe which is "guaranteed" to keep the Bird Flu away from those who use it. I doubt it works but it is sure mighty tastey.

4 tbsp

  • 2 dried red chilies
  • 6 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 2 teaspoons szechuan peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated star anise
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

Deseed and remove stems from the chilies.

In a heavy frying pan or wok, dry-fry the first six ingredients until they give off a rich aroma. Remember to stir and shake the pan frequently until the spices are done.

Allow to cool and then grind in a grinder. Stir in the nutmeg, star anise and tumeric.

Use immediately or store in an airtight jar away from light for no more than one month.