May 16, 2013

Curry Powder

Did you know curry powder is a blend of spices? It took me a while to figure that out. Because of this, all curry powders will taste a little different. I'm not an expert on curry powders and their variations, but I do like the idea of making my own spice blend. For one, I already had all these spices in my cabinet. And with an inexpensive coffee/spice grinder, grinding up whole spices is very easy and tastes better, too.

Try buying spices in bulk instead of at the regular grocery store.  You'll save a lot of money.

Curry Powder
adapted from Naturally Ella

1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon fenugreek
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
2 pieces clove
4 teaspoons turmeric
2 teaspoons yellow mustard powder (or yellow mustard seeds, ground)
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon cardamom
¼ teaspoon celery seeds

Combine cumin, coriander, fenugreek, and fennel seeds in a skillet and toast over medium heat until fragrant, 2-3 minutes. Once toasted, add those spices along with the cloves to a grinder or mortar/pestle. Grind until combined. Add ground spices to a bowl along with remaining spices. Stir until well combined.

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