In a saute pan, over medium-low heat combine cumin, black pepper, cloves, and cardamom. Toast until fragrant. Remove from heat and cool completely.
Place toasted spices into a spice grinder and process into a fine powder. Pass through a fine strainer to remove any large unground pieces. Return larger pieces to grinder and repeat process until all spices are ground into fine powder.
Transfer to a bowl and combine with turmeric and cinnamon. Stir until ingredients are evenly distributed. Store in an airtight container until needed.
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