This homemade curry powder is easy mild curry powder recipe that you can make and use in curries, stews, and sauces and many other dishes. This DIY curry powder is so good you won't go back to store bought.
Curry powder recipe varies from brand to brand and there are many variants. I will be sharing recipes that make use of curry powder on this blog. Therefore, it seem just right to post this DIY curry powder recipe now before those curry powder recipes start coming in.
Some people prefer to buy curry powder from stores rather than make homemade curry powder, but it's good to have the knowledge for days when we do really want to make ours because let's face it, homemade with love and care is always best.
DIY Curry Powder
One of the advantages of homemade mild curry powder is you can be sure of the ingredients that goes in it. Homemade saves time and money. Thirdly, if there is any particular ingredient you are allergic to, do not like or prefer less or more of, you can adjust to suit your preference and ofcourse you have the power to control the heat! I mean how mild or hot you would like your curry powder to be.
If you are one that does not like too spicy or you cook for family members that most curry powders out there are too spicy for, you have the power to do something about it. With this DIY curry powder, you call the shots. You decide how mild or hot you want it.
This recipe is simple and quick and it's versatile. There are different variants of curry powder including madras curry powder, Jamaican curry powder and many more. There is slight variation in ingredients used in these curry powder recipes.
This homemade mild curry powder recipe is versatile and can be used in many dishes.
What is Curry powder?
Curry powder is a spice blend invented by the british to flavour food and mimic Indian Cuisine. It is also used in other cuisines all over the world. The main ingredients in Curry powder are Turmeric, cumin and coriander. Other Ingredients used in curry powder are fenugreek, black pepper, ginger, cayenne pepper, etc.
What is Curry powder made of?
The average curry powder recipe can contain from 4 to 20 ingredients. This DIY curry powder ingredients makes use of just 8 ingredients and it's so good you'll never go store bought again! The ingredients in this curry powder recipe include:
I have detailed the measurements and notes in the recipe card below.
What is Curry powder used for?
Curry powder is used to flavour foods. It's also used as marinades and can also be used as seasoning. Curry powder is used in dishes such as
Stews and sauces
and many dishes over the world.
How to store curry powder
Store in air tight container or spice jar, label with name and dates.
Keep in cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.
It's best to make in small batches so they are not stored for too long and that way remain fresh.
Frequently asked questions
Is curry powder healthy?
Turmeric which is the main ingredient in Curry powder is. It reduces inflammation. Cumin which is another ingredient in curry powder helps in fighting cancer. Coriander also has antibacterial properties.
What gives curry it's yellow colour?
Turmeric which is one of the main ingredient gives curry powder it's signature yellow colour.
How to Prepare curry powder
Add all ingredients in a bowl
You can blend in a dry mill for thorough mix.
Store in a spice jar and label.
That is how you make homemade curry powder / DIY curry powder!
Homemade Curry Powder
- 2 tbsp Turmeric
- 2.5 tbsp Ground Coriander
- 2.5 tbsp Cumin
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1.5 tbsp Ginger
- 1 tbsp Fenugreek
- 1 tbsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 tspn Black Pepper
- Add all ingredients in a bowl
- Mix thoroughly
- Pour in spice jar or airtight container. Label and store.