The five basics of Chinese cooking are blended into Chinese
five spice powder. It is a combination of five spices like star anise, fennel
seeds, Chinese cinnamon, Szechuan peppercorns and cloves. It not only used in
Chinese cooking, but in Arabian and Asian also. You can buy ready made spice
powder from grocery stores. If you can’t find it, try it.
1 ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
3 star anise
¾ teaspoon fennel seeds
1 ½ teaspoon black pepper or scheshwan pepper corns
Direction of preparation of five spice powder
Roast all the spices a bit and ground in a mixer grinder.