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Homemade Spice Rub. Perfect for adding a little zip to your meat. Package in jars for a great gift.
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Kitchen Basics: Homemade Spice Rub

A Homemade Spice Rub is perfect for quickly adding a little zip to a piece of meat or some roasted vegetables. Keep some on hand for a speedy meal, or make up jars of this spice rub for the perfect hostess gift.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 2 Tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Toast the coriander, fennel, cumin, peppercorns and cinnamon stick in a fry-pan over a low heat until they are fragrant and lightly coloured.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Add the toasted spices to a spice mill, together with the oregano and smoked paprika.
  • Grind until the mixture is a fine powder.
  • Store in a glass jar in the fridge.


I have not added salt to this mix as I prefer to salt my meat separately. Feel free to add salt to the mix if you prefer.
All Tablespoon measurements are 20ml.
I like to store the spice rub in the fridge once ground to preserve the freshness.