A delicious blend of Indian spices well suited to curries, lamb, pork, chicken, fish and vegetable dishes, this Fancy Curry Powder is an essential staple for your kitchen. A good curry powder is as much a creation of individual tastes as it is a recipe formula. Be creative and find your own happy spice mix.

Fancy Curry Powder
 
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Recipe type: Spice Mix
Serves: 1/2 Cup
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fenugreek
  • 1 teaspoon (about 20 pods) cardamom seeds (cracked with a cleaver to release seeds)
  • 3 Tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 6 cloves, whole
  • 1 3 inch cinnamon stick, thin and broken into pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
  • 1 pinch cayenne, generous
  • 2 Tablespoons turmeric, ground
  • 1 chili pepper, toasted and dried (to taste)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225 degree F.
  2. In a small pan, combine fenugreek, cardamom, coriander, cumin and mustard seeds, cloves, and broken cinnamon stick.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, shaking the pan a few times. Let cool.
  4. In bowl, combine the toasted spices with the mace, nutmeg, cayenne, turmeric and pepper.
  5. Place in a spice mill and grind to a powder.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
  7. Makes a 1/2 cup of curry powder.
Notes
This stores for up to 6 months, though we recommend using it within 3 months. It's an incredibly useful product we know you'll enjoy.

 

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