1 big bunch of fresh coriander
7 green chillies (I used what I had 2 fresh jalapenos,3 very hot and 2 mild)
2 gloves of garlic
5 green cardamom pods
2 teaspoons of black peppercorns
2 garlic gloves
1 teaspoon of caraway seeds
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
60 ml of olive oil
Salt to taste
- Gently pound the cardamom pods to release the black seeds.
- Gently heat the peppercorns, cardamom seeds, caraway and cumin in a frying pan until the aromas are released and for no more than a minute or two. Remove from the heat and grind in a spice grinder, or pestle and mortar, until fine.
- Crush the garlic with salt and place into a blender along with the roughly chopped coriander and chillies. Then add the spice-mix, lemon juice, olive oil. Blend until smooth.
- Adjust seasoning by adding more salt if necessary.
Used in #Zhug