Chinese Five Spice Powder

How to Make Five Spice Powder

  • Author: Khyati
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10


Making your own five spice powder blend allows you to adopt this famous seasoning to your own tastes, and have always access to use in a variety of Chinese recipes!



  • 6 whole star anise
  • 1 Tbsp whole Szechuan peppercorn
  • 1 Tbsp whole fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 sticks cinnamon, broken into small pieces
  • 15 whole cloves


  • Gather your Five Spice (cinnamon, fennel seeds, Sichuan peppercorns, cloves and star anise). Take any of the whole spices you have and toast them in a dry pan over low heat until fragrant.
  • Once cooled, place Five spices in a grinder (can also use spice grinder, coffee grinder, or food processor) and pulse until fine.
  • Store in an air-tight container.


  • We found that 1.5 Tbsp of Chinese Five Spice powder is perfect for seasoning of 4 servings fried rice (if you like spicy taste).
  • Category: Seasonings
  • Method: Grinder
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Keywords: chinese five spice powder, five spice powder