If you love making curry but haven’t yet tried your hand at making your own curry powder then you’re missing out! It’s way easier than it seems and only takes about 30 minutes. The only hard part… sorting out the long list of spices needed to pull this one together.
Homemade Curry Powder
Makes about 1/2 cup
3 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp ground turmeric
1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
½ tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp whole cloves
10 whole cardamom pods
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg (use freshly grated if you can find it)
1/2 tsp cayenne (adjust based on your spice tolerance)
2 sprigs fresh or dried curry leaves
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Spread all of the spices out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and toast in the over for 20 minutes. Check in after 10 minutes to make sure nothing is burning since some ovens run hot.
Remove the spices from the oven, cool for a few minutes and then grind. You can use a spice grinder, a clean coffee grinder or even a high powered blender. Store curry powder in a glass container for up to 6 months. Use this homemade curry powder in dishes like this Chicken Coconut Curry.