Putting together a curry spice yourself will enable you to replicate the true flavours and aromas of Indian cooking! Below is a simple blend of spices that can be made in just minutes. It uses sumac which adds a unique flavour of its own. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)
What You'll Need: (makes about 7-8 tablespoons)
tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp green cardamom pods
2-3 tsp sumac
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp sea salt
tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon
Store your curry powder in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.
Note: You could dry toast the cloves, coriander and cumin seeds before cooling and grinding. The heat releases the most amazing flavours and aromas that will transfer to your mix and therefore your curries.
for step-by-step info and photos on how to do this. (Link opens in new window)
Note: Try and use some whole ingredients if you can as these will add a touch of authenticity. However, if it's more convenient you can use pre-ground powders and reduce the quantities in the recipe by
half. So, instead of 4 tablespoons of whole coriander you use 2 tablespoons pre-ground coriander. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well.