Curry Powder (करी पाउडर)

Although curry powder is not a common ingredient used in traditional Indian cooking, (despite being a great invention of the British to simplify cooking Indian food at home) it is worth to have it ready to make your cooking faster and easier. Curry Powder is great for curries, soups, and any other Indian dish. Not too spicy but so flavorful.

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Ingredients:

(makes ½ cup)

  • 3 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp blackpepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp green cardamom pods
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds

if you really want it mild, you can leave chili powder out.

How to make Curry Powder:

  1. Place all the ingredients except the turmeric in a spice grinder and grind until the textures resembles that of finely ground black pepper.
  2. Stir in the turmeric (which will give the mixture its characteristic yellow hue).
  3. Store the blend in tightly sealed container.

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