Cleaning a spice grinder or coffee grinder is easy once you know how. Put a handful of rice in your grinder and give it a few pulses. The rice should absorb whatever is left in your grinder. Discard the rice and your grinder is clean!
See now, if only I had known this a year ago I wouldn’t have had to buy my boyfriend a new coffee grinder. You see, I got it into my head that I should make my own garam masala. I got away with it for a few days until he made a comment that he thought his coffee was “off”, it tasted funny. Silly me I confessed and he demanded a new coffee grinder. Too bad it wasn’t nuts rather then curry. Of course, now I have my own dedicated spice grinder!