Homemade Indian Curry Powder

The Curry Powder can be as spicy as you like to make it. This is a basic curry powder and you can use this is any recipe that calls for “generic” curry powder.

Use to flavor meats, rice dishes, soups, sauces, or vegetables.

To make a paste for a rub on grilled or roasted meat, just mix equal parts curry powder with water and oil. 1:1:1 ratio. This way, you can make as much or as little as you need.

Spice It Your Way, for instance, if you really like cardamom, instead of only adding 1 tsp, add 2 teaspoons or more, and use less coriander or keep it the same. These two spices seem to distinguish the flavors between many spice blends you’ll see in different cultures all across Asia and Africa. Maybe you don’t like cumin, leave it out. If fenugreek rocks your boat, use more of that and less ginger, it’s entirely up to you. Experiment until you find the right mixture for you.

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Homemade Indian Curry Powder

Course Spice Mix, World Recipes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 cup


  • 2 tbsp Coriander
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Cardamom
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp Anise
  • 1/2-1 tsp Cayenne Pepper optional, leave out, or use more or less depending on how spicy you like it!


  • Measure all ground spices into a small bowl, mix well. Store in a glass jar in a dark place at room temperature.
Keyword Chana Masala, vegan

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