South Indian Spice Mix
Used to make French-style braised chicken, curried chicken, grilled shrimp, fish or use instead of regular curry powder for more authentic flavor.
Suggested Usage: Use ¼ -½tsp Vadouvan Spice Mix per pound of Chicken.
Onion, Garlic, Fennel, Turmeric, Cardamom, Cumin, Mustard, Fenugreek, Thyme, Curry Leaf, Rosemary, Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Nutmeg, Cloves.
Simple recipe for French style Curried Chicken:
Melt 1tbsp unsalted butter in a stockpot over medium high heat, put (3lbs total) split chicken breast pieces with ribs, at the bottom in batches. Allow to create a nice brown crust on the chicken, turn over after 3 min., sear other side for another 3 minutes transfer them in a plate. Lower heat to medium, melt 2tbsp unsalted butter in the same pan, add ½ cup chopped white onion, 2 cloves of garlic,1tsp salt, 1/4tsp ground black pepper & 1½tsp ‘Vadouvan spice mix’, stir for few minutes. Add the chicken pieces, 1 cup chicken stock, 1 pc bay leaf, cover & place in the preheated oven at 350 degrees, cook for 40 min. may add salt & pepper, if required. Serve hot with Indian Nan bread or Basmati rice.
In need of larger quantity?
I find myself going to this spice to enhance the natural flavors for many of my vegetable dishes. Amazing and healthy addition to my cooking. I love what it adds…
This is a delicious spice mix. Unlike many Vadouvan mixes, it contains no salt, so I can customize the relative spice and salt balance myself. Our family loves to mix it with yogurt as coating for roasted cauliflower, potatoes, or paneer.
I have a go to chicken coconut curry recipe and l periodically tweak the spice mixture. I used the Vadouvan curry mix in it last night and my oh my was it good. I’m still thinking about how good it was and thankful that l made a double batch - leftovers yeah.
Delicious and aromatic