If you need the same versatility as your store-bought Chinese five-spice mix, the best thing is to make your own batch at home if possible!

You can simply replace the store-bought spice mix with the homemade one in any dish that calls for it without restrictions.

So, to help you with making a quick batch, we have shared a recipe below. Check it out and see how close you could get with the taste!

Simple Homemade Chinese Five Spice Mix Recipe!

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Recipe by SpiceRally

50 tsp

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To have made your own spice blends at home is indeed a privilege since you have control over the things that go into your recipe. So, try out this simple homemade Chinese five-spice mix and let us know how you’d like it.

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  • 1 or 2 tsp 1 or 2 Szechuan peppercorns (you can also use black peppercorns) Buy This

  • 6 – 10 pods 6 – 10 Star anise

  • 10 10 Cloves (whole)

  • 1 Stick 1 Cinnamon (3-inch – Cassia/Chinese cinnamon)

  • 1 tbsp 1 Fennel seeds



  • Keep a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once the skillet is heated, add all the spices and dry-roast them for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir them occasionally, switch off the flame, and take the spices out after 2 minutes or once they start to turn fragrant.
  • Transfer these ingredients to a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle and grind them to a powder.
  • Use immediately or store away in an air-tight glass container and keep in your spice rack.

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