Homemade Curry Powder
Homemade Curry Powder

Homemade Curry Powder

June 5, 2016

Curry powder is actually a blend of up to 20 spices, herbs & seeds. Widely used in Indian cooking, authentic Indian curry powder is freshly ground each day & will vary dramatically depending on the region & the cook. This is my original curry powder recipe. Easy to make & tastes extremely better than the commercial curry powder you buy in the supermarket. Use in any recipe that calls for curry powder.

Yield: a little over 1 cup


1/4 cup ground coriander

1/8 cup ground cardamom

1/8 cup ground cinnamon

1/8 cup ground cumin

1/8 cup ground ginger

1/8 cup fresh ground black pepper

1 Tblsp ground cloves

1 Tblsp ground dry mustard

1 Tblsp ground turmeric

2 tsp red chili powder

1 tsp ground mace

1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg (see Tip# 2)


1 Add all the spices to a bowl.

Homemade Curry Powder

2 Stir gently with a whisk till very well combined.

3 Transfer to a small, wide mouth glass jar with a tight fitting lid (like a canning jar, pictured). Be sure to put a date on the jar so you'll know when it was made. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.

Tips & Suggestions

1 Curry powder will lose it's potency after about 3 months. So, if you aren't going to use the amount in this recipe, just use half or a quarter of the amount of each spice.

2 In any recipe that calls for nutmeg, I always suggest using fresh grated nutmeg & not the store bought variety. The aroma & taste of fresh grated nutmeg is beyond compare! If you have a hard time finding certain herbs, spices & seasonings or you just want to save a lot of money, check out my favorite online source... SpicesForLess.com.

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11 thoughts on “Homemade Curry Powder

  1. Thanks for the recipe do, I use all the ingredients to make one curry or can I make up 2or 3 meals with that recipe,can I use Yogurt fto make it more Creamy.

    1. Hi Nigel, you should be able to get many recipes out of this curry powder… it just depends on the recipe itself. I think that’s a great idea to make a creamy type of sauce out of mixing it with yogurt, I may try it myself!

  2. Your article demystifies the word ‘curry’ which in and of itself can be intimidating to the novice. Thank you so much for this. The recipe is authentic and fantastic. Everything tastes much better!

  3. Homemade curry powder is really not hard to make, and the smells as you grind and mix are part of the pleasure. Yes on fresh grated nutmeg! Simply no comparison with pre ground.

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