5 Tbsp sweet paprika (hungarian paprika would work too)
3 Tbsp cumin seed
4 Tbsp black pepper
2 Tbsp cinnamon powder (grinding your own cinnamon is a pain)
1 Tbsp grated nutmeg (about half a nutmeg)
1 Tbsp star anise
1 Tbsp cardamom seed
1. Finely grind the cumin seed, black pepper, star anise, and cardamom.
2. Simply mix all the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake to combine.
This will keep well for a year or two.