Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
2 tablespoons cumin seeds
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 teaspoons mustard seeds
2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
1 teaspoon whole cloves
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper or red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons ground turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
Heat a dry medium skillet over medium heat. Add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, peppercorns, cloves, and crushed red pepper. Toast for 1 to 2 minutes or until the mixture is fragrant, lightly toasted, and starting to crackle, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet and let cool for 5 minutes.
Transfer spice mixture to a clean spice or coffee grinder. Cover and grind to a powder. In a small bowl, combine ground spice mixture, turmeric, and salt. Rub about 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture on 1 pound of meat (see Tip) and cook as desired.