Don’t let the long list of spices scare you off.  This spice mix is delicious, and worth making in a big batch, so you have enough for a few meals.  I had most of the ingredients called for on hand, but I had to substitute some of the fancy spices for the spices I (and probably you) normally have on hand.  So maybe my version isn’t quite as authentic, but it’s just as delicious.  The original recipe calls for simmering this spice in to lentils, onions, and carrots, but I find that any combination of vegetables, legumes, and greens works great.  Just sauté some onion and garlic, and cook the beans and vegetables in a little broth with 2 Tbsp of this spice mix.  (Pre-cook the beans unless you’re using lentils)  The curry that results would be delicious as a stand alone meal to be sopped up with flatbread, or served over rice.

1/2 tsp dried mustard
1/2 cup chili powder
1/4 cup smoked paprika
1 tbs salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp cloves
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp allspice

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