Discover How to Make Curry Powder and Add
Authentic Flavours to Your Indian Dishes

Knowing how to make curry powder yourself opens up a whole new world of mouthwatering aromas and flavours! Creating homemade blends will allow you to enjoy the unique and authentic taste of Indian and Asian cooking at its finest. Below is an easy-to-make, all-purpose blend. (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 9-10 tablespoons)

4 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp smoked paprika (or regular)
1 tbsp dried sage
2 tsp dried mint
2 tsp turmeric
2-3 tsp chili powder

2 tsp ginger powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp fennel seeds

8-10 black cardamom pods
1-2 tsp salt
1-2 grated nutmeg

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Crack open the cardamom pods and remove the seeds. Throw away the husks
  • Grind these seeds with the salt, peppercorns, fennel, cumin and coriander 
  • Sieve into a bowl
  • Add the nutmeg, chili, paprika, turmeric, garlic and ginger and combine thoroughly
  • Crumble in the dried herbs. Stir again

Store your curry spice in an airtight container and out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making a fresh lot.

Note: You can lightly toast the whole ingredients before cooling and grinding for extra flavour. Click here for tips and photos on this recommended cooking technique. (Link opens in new window)

Note: When making your powders, I advise using whole ingredients when you can. Sometimes this is not always convenient as you may not have them all whole. If you don't, simply use pre-ground powders and reduce the quantities by half. For example, instead of 2 tablespoons of whole cumin you use 1 tablespoon pre-ground cumin. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well.

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