To make seasoned salt at home, place 1 tablespoon of salt into a mortar, stir in 1 tablespoon each of coriander, chili powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper, and use a pestle to grind the spices together. Pour the mixture into a small, airtight container.
Replace or add ingredients according to your taste and cooking plans. If you want a seasoned salt for meat, add thyme, marjoram, paprika, onion powder and dill weed to the salt. Add a pinch of celery salt for a fresh flavor, or use paprika to add depth.
For a seasoned salt with a hint of sweetness, stir in brown sugar. Sesame seeds are ideal for Asian-inspired blends, while fennel seeds complement Indian dishes.
For faster cooking, make seasoning salts based on the spices in the dishes you make frequently. Mix salt, pepper and freshly grated lemon peel to make a custom lemon pepper. For homemade celery salt, grind celery leaves and seeds into a salt base. For Mexican dishes, make a seasoned salt with ground ancho chiles, paprika, garlic powder and salt.
Pour the final mixture into an empty spice bottle for easy storage and dispersal. If your salt blend forms clumps, add 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch.