Basic Curry Powder

August 10, 2015

There are hundreds of recipes that can be used to make a curry powder.

Here I have listed a few that I sometimes use.

You can adapt these recipes to suit your own taste and preferences.

Directions

1Place a small dry skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot,

2add the seeds eg cumin, coriander seeds. Toast them overmedium heat, stirring constantly, until they are fragrant--about 30 seconds. Remove skillet from heat and allow seedsto cool completely.

3Once cooled, pour them into a small, dry, nonreactive bowl.Add the remaining spices (eg chilli powder, turmeric) and stir to combine.

4Grind spices in an electric spice grinder or use a mortar and pestle to pulverize them. If any spice husks or large pieces remain,pour the curry powder through a fine-mesh sieve.

5Store your curry powder in an air-tight glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Keep in a cool, dry place.

Ingredients

Basic curry powder

2 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp cayenne/ chilli powder

'Sweet' Curry powder

1 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp cayenne/ chilli powder

1/4 tsp spanish paprika

Curry powder

1 tsp ground coriander

1/4 tsp ground cardamom

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp ground mustard

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp fenugreek

about 1/2 tsp turmeric

1/4 tsp cayenne/ chilli powder

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