This aromatic curry powder makes cooking curries a breeze! Use it in your favourite curries of course, but also in soups, stews, salad dressings or anything that needs a hit of flavour and spice! If you wish, you can toast the whole spices before grinding them. That deepens the flavour and adds smoky notes to the curry powder. Use it in recipes such as Jungle Shrimp Curry or Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches or anything that you like!
Indian Curry Powder
2 tbsp each, whole spices: cloves, green cardamom, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dried fenugreek leaves (Kasoori methi)
1 tbsp each, whole spices: black mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, black peppercorn
1 tbsp each, ground spices: turmeric, dried ginger
2 each, whole spices: cinnamon sticks (each 2 inches long), star anise
2 mace florets (optional)
6 dried red chilies
1 whole nutmeg, crushed
A generous pinch of saffron strands
Combine all of the whole spices in the jar of a spice grinder and process to a smooth powder.
Add the ground spices, fenugreek leaves and saffron and grind again till well blended.
Transfer to an airtight container and store in a cool, dark cabinet.