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Home-blended curry powder: what is your favorite combination/ratio of spices for an all-purpose curry powder (not spicy)? ;o)

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asked about 5 years ago

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Kate
added about 5 years ago

I'm assuming you mean curry powder and not garam masala. I use mostly turmeric (say, 1/2 of your total), with <1/4 each of cumin, and coriander, and a dash of ground mustard and cayenne (you can leave that last out if you're nervous, but you probably won't be able to tell). I don't have a grinder, but if you do, I would toast the seeds first and then grind. Sorry I don't have exact measurements for you, but this is pretty forgiving as long as you're not too heavy-handed with the cayenne.

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Kate
added about 5 years ago

Where did my answer go?? I'm assuming you mean curry powder and not garam masala. I use mostly turmeric (say, 1/2 of your total), with <1/4 each of cumin, and coriander, and a dash of ground mustard and cayenne (you can leave that last out if you're nervous, but you probably won't be able to tell). I don't have a grinder, but if you do, I would toast the seeds first and then grind. Sorry I don't have exact measurements for you, but this is pretty forgiving as long as you're not too heavy-handed with the cayenne.

Kate
added about 5 years ago

And: if you want, a tablespoon of cardamom and/or ginger rounds out the flavor nicely.

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added about 5 years ago

I am sure Panfusine would have some wonderful suggestions.

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Kate
added almost 5 years ago

Naturally Ella has a nice recommendation on her site: naturallyella.com/2013/12/03/diy-gift-homemade-spice-blends/ I might give this a try next!

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added almost 5 years ago

Madhur Jaffrey's cookbooks have some recipe for curry powder. I like the proportions she uses. Can look it up if you cant find it.

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