3 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
3 tablespoons caraway seeds
1 tablespoon mace strands
15 green cardamom pods
3 black cardamon pods
8 dried bay leaves, crumbled
4 dried red chillies
5 3″ cinnamon sticks
1 small nutmeg
½ tablespoon black peppercorns

Toast all of the whole spices, except the bay leaves, individually making sure not to burn them.

Grind all of the spices including the bay leaves in a pestle and mortar.

Store in an airtight container, it will keep for 3 months.

pestle and mortar