Madras Curry Powder

Madras Curry Powder is spicier in taste compared to regular Curry Powder thanks to using cayenne pepper as one of the ingredients. it comes from area around Chennai, Indian (the city formerly known as Madras) Madras Curry powder contains turmeric, which makes it yellow. It is used mostly in sauces, marinades, also added to yogurt.

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(makes ½ cup)

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp black or yellow mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp tsp black peppercorns
  • ½ tsp whole cloves
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 5 to 7 dried red Thai or cayenne chilies (to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

How to make Madras Curry Powder:

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