Curry Basic mix
Dry roast the spices in a frying pan, cool and grind. Fry onion, ginger and garlig in a little oil. Add the spices, 1 tsp/person, and fry a couple of minutes. Add meat or vegetables and stock. Bring to the boil, lower heat and cook until the meat or veg are tender. Check seasoning - you may want to add salt. Serve with rice.
Hungarian Goulasch mix
Brown onions and diced beef in lard, add water and spice (1 teaspoon per person) and cook until meat is done. I normally cook a pot to last me a week, and for each meal I transfer a bit to a smaller pot and add potatoes (which is good but not Hungarian-orthodox). Serve topped with sour cream. Gets better each day.
Ajowan - Carom - Kings Cumin
East African chicken soup is awesome with ajowan! Brown some onions and crushed peanuts or cashews in oil, add chopped up chicken leg - skin bones and all, they add to the flavor - brown on all sides, cover with water and cook with cumin and ajowan seeds until done; finish by stirring in a can of coconut milk. The ajowan balances out the sweetness of nuts and milk; really good quick soup.