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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Grinding alternative? Reply with quote

Made an Indian curry last night and instead of grinding the spices into a smooth paste, which is what I SHOULD have done, I just ran them through the blender.

The result was grainy and gross.

I don't have a grinding stone or a pestle or a metate or whatever you call those things.

Any idea for achieving a better result next time?
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kgb1001001



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:40 pm    Post subject: Use a coffee grinder Reply with quote

First heard about the trick on Alton Brown's Good Eats, but it works -- you don't need a super expensive one either; a middle of the road coffee grinder that can grind down to an espresso grind will render your spices into a fine powder.
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