One-Pot Wonders

Nigerian-style Curry Powder

June 15, 2020
Photo by Kitchen Butterfly
Author Notes

This is my homemade version of a turmeric-forward blend of spices used in Nigerian rice dishes, stews and sauces.

A legacy of British colonial times, it's similar to Caribbean style curry powders - use them as a substitute.

How does this relate to labeled Indian style blends? I think a Madras mix would work
Sometimes, I make this with a combination of whole and ground spices. When I do that, I put the ground spices together and gently toast the whole spices on low - medium heat for 3 - 5 minutes. Then I blend and combine that with the ground spice mix —Kitchen Butterfly

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Makes a cup or so
  • 3 tablespoons turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rice flour (or ground rice)
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon (freshly) ground black pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground fenugreek
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard/ scant teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
In This Recipe
  1. Combine all the ingredients
  2. Store in an airtight container

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