How to Make Curry Powder

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Learn how to make curry powder at home. This warm and hearty spice blend is great for sauces, soups, marinades, and more.

Spices are my best friend when it comes to cooking paleo and Whole30. They add so much flavor and give the dish life, plus making your own spice blend at home saves you money, especially if you use it a lot. Another great thing about making your own curry powder at home is that if you don’t like a certain ingredient, leave it out. Customize your spice blend to meet your needs, which is exactly what I did with this blend. I chose what I liked about a typical curry powder found in a store, and I added a little bit more heat and removed spices that I don’t like cooking with.

What tools you’ll need:

  • measuring spoons
  • small bowl
  • 4-ounce jar to store your curry powder
How To Make Curry Powder

How to Make Curry Powder at Home

Add 2 tablespoons ground turmeric, 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin, 1 1/2 tablespoons ground coriander, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves to a small bowl and mix well. Place spice blend in a small airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. This mixture fits perfectly in a 4-ounce glass mason jar.

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How To Make Curry Powder
How To Make Curry Powder

What is your favorite recipe that uses curry powder?

Share below in the comments. I love finding out everyone’s favorites. Next week I’ll be sharing one of my favorite curry recipes, Turkey Coconut Curry.

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How to Make Curry Powder
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Learn how to make curry powder at home. This warm and hearty spice blend is great for sauces, soups, marinades, and more.
Course: Spice
Cuisine: Indian, paleo, vegan, Whole30
Servings: 4 oz
Author: Erin Higgs
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
Instructions
  1. Add all spices to a small bowl and mix well.

  2. Place spice blend in a small airtight container. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

Recipe Notes

This mixture fits perfectly in a 4-ounce glass mason jar.

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  • Cindy
    Reply

    I love curries! Thanks for an easy recipe to create my own curry spice. I’m looking forward to trying this.

  • Jessy
    Reply

    Very good combination. Hope you don’t mind me saying this. I am from India and curry powders are different for different food items you make. For example, traditional chicken curry powder does not use cumin. Also, different regions in India uses different spices.

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      Thanks for the information. I love learning new things especially when it comes to food. I knew spices in India varied per region, but I did not know that traditional chicken curry powder does not use cumin.

  • Julie
    Reply

    Thanks for sharing this recipe Erin! I’m going to try it. I look forward to trying your recipe for Turkey Coconut Curry, yum!

  • Nana
    Reply

    Very interesting, I like curry but would have never have thought to make my own! Will have to try this recipe out sometime, thanks for sharing.

  • Ashley
    Reply

    Ooh! Thanks for the recipe! I never knew what curry really was or that you could mix up the spices at home. I’ll definitely have to try this out.

  • Emily
    Reply

    My boyfriend and I were just talking last night about how we should try to make curry soon. I am so glad you posted this! We will have to try it out.

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      Perfect timing then…I am glad you found it! This is one of my favorite recipes because it’s quick, easy, and so yummy!

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