Make Your Own Curry Powder and Add the Fab
Flavours of India to Your Home Cooked Curries

Make your own curry powder and in minutes you'll be adding the taste and aromas of India to your curries! Below is an easy-to-make lend of traditional spices, including the unique pungency of ajwain and fenugreek, which when combined will add complex and authentic flavours to your curry and other Indian favourites. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 10-11 tablespoons)

4 tbsp coriander seeds 
3 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp paprika powder
1 tbsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
4 tsp black peppercorns
2 tsp ajwain seeds
2-3 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp 
onion powder
2 tsp sea salt 
3 inch piece cassia-cinnamon

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Break up the cassia-cinnamon
  • Grind the cinnamon pieces along with the coriander, salt, cumin, peppercorns, fenugreek and ajwain
  • Sieve into a bowl
  • Add the chili, turmeric, onion, garlic and paprika powders and combine thoroughly

Store your curry seasoning in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making a fresh amount.

Note: You could dry toast the peppercorns, coriander, cumin and fenugreek seeds before grinding and mixing with the pre-ground ingredients. Dry toasting releases the most fabulous flavours and mouthwatering aromas which will transform your blends even more!

Click here for tips and photos on toasting and grinding. (Link opens in new window)

Ingredient Note: If you have them available try and use a few whole ingredients as these will add the best flavours. If you don't have them whole, just use pre-ground spices and reduce the quantities by half. So, instead of 4 tablespoons of whole coriander you would use 2 tablespoons of pre-ground coriander. Reduce any other ingredients you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

After You Make Your Own Curry Powder You May Enjoy...

An All-Purpose
Curry Mix For All of
Your Homemade
Indian Cooking

A Basic and Tasty
Curry Blend With
the Unique Taste
of Green Cardamom

Garam Masala
Collection - Take
Your Indian Food to
a Tasty New Level! 

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