Make this Best Homemade Cajun Seasoning Recipe with just a few ingredients and use it in an array of food for that much-needed kick. It is much economical and you know exactly what is going inside it. Here is how to make it at home.
A flavourful spice powder is all you need to make your dish interesting.
Be it a simple black pepper powder or a combination of different spice powders, they do make a lot of difference when it comes to adding a delectable taste to the dish.
And therefore, I keep trying my hands on different seasonings, that does make my dishes unique and give it that authentic taste.
Making it from scratch also helps you to know what exactly goes into the spices and you can always avoid a spice that you don’t like.
Also, they are much more flavorful than the store-bought ones and one can be sure of the quality of ingredients used.
This Cajun Spice Mix is a favorite from the many spice mixes I make at home and it comes in quite handy to make a variety of dishes and perking them up in no time.
It is made with the combination of 7 spice powders, that can be found in your pantry itself or is easily available in the market.
So, try this Cajun Spice Mix and store it in an airtight container for later use.
Here are some more homemade Spice Powders that you can try your hands on – Cumin Powder, Dry Mint Powder, Kerala Garam Masala, Tikka Masala Powder, Homemade Chaat Masala, Dabeli Masala, and Sandwich Masala.
What is Cajun Seasoning?
This seasoning just makes every dish stand out!
A blend of different spices which when mixed together makes for a flavorful spice mixture.
It uses 7 flavourful spices that include garlic powder, paprika powder, onion powder, black pepper powder, dry oregano, dry thyme, and cayenne powder.
It can be used in a variety of ways.
This Spice Blend is
- Easy to make
- Store well
- Free of modified food starches and MSG
This is a very versatile DIY spice mix.
Here are some of the ideas where you can use this homemade Seasoning.
I love to marinate my meat in this spice mix and also sprinkle a little while grilling fish. Grilled Cajun Chicken is one of my favorite ways to include chicken in my diet.
It is a must-add spice in dishes like Gumbo, Jambalaya, and other Louisiana style dishes.
You can add it in greek yogurt or mayonnaise and a quick dip is ready to serve with nachos.
Sprinkle Cajun Powder over your salads for a spicy kick.
This seasoning tastes delicious in pasta as well. Make a white sauce and sprinkle generously with this Seasoning for a perked up taste.
Add it in your soup, stews or curries.
A popular barbeque chain in India, Barbeque Nation makes an amazing Cajun Potatoes where potatoes are roasted with a sprinkle of this seasoning and then coated in a delicious Mayonnaise based sauce.
Cajun Seasoning fries are a rage these days and every place is serving them.
It’s nothing but plain fries tossed with cajun spices as soon as they are out of the oil.
This makes sure the spice is nicely coated all over the fries and not fall off.
Are Cajun Seasoning and Creole Seasoning the same?
Cajun and Creole seasoning are two very different seasonings from two very different cuisines.
They might be similar in the use of some ingredients but cajun seasoning is a spicy seasoning and if you like your food spicy, go for it.
Creole seasoning on the other hand use more herbs and a little bit of paprika.
So if you like your food more seasoned, it is your choice of the spice mix. You can read more about these two here.
Cajun Seasoning vs Blackened Seasoning
The base of these two seasonings is the same and they just differ in the proportion of spices used.
While the cajun seasoning is towards the hotter side, the blackened seasoning falls right in the middle with creole seasoning being the milder one.
Be creative and use the spice mix to spice up the omelets or even curries.
Crafted using onion powder, garlic powder and various herbs such as thyme, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, and black pepper, Cajun Spice Mix is a total treat for the taste buds.
If cayenne pepper is not available, you can use any mildly hot chilli powder and in place of paprika, you can use any mild chilli powder with good color.
If you like your seasoning spicier, you can add some chilli flakes to it as well.
So waiting for what? Take out sometime today and prepare this toothsome seasoning recipe at home, make sure to store it as well, okay?
Go ahead and read its recipe!
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Step by Step Recipe
Add all the ingredients in a bowl.
Mix everything well and store in a glass jar.
Cajun Seasoning Recipe
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Freshly Cracked Black pepper
- 2 tsp Dry Oregano
- 2 tsp Dry Thyme
- 2 tsp Cayenne Powder (use any mildly hot chilli powder)
- 2 tsp Paprika Powder (Use any mild, good color chilli powder)
- Mix all the ingredients and store in an airtight Container for up to 6 months.
- Use as required.