English-Style Madras Curry Powder

Angrezic Curry Masala

Preparation info

  • Makes

    ⅓ cup

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

There is no Indian name (the above is my loose translation) for this blend because it doesn’t exist in any home kitchen in India, let alone in the southeastern city after which it is named. So what makes it a Madras curry powder? Probably the inclusion of dried red chiles, bitter fenugreek seeds, and nutty-strong mustard seeds—all signatures of Madrasi cuisine. Madras curry powder is the almost iconic representation of Indian cuisine in Western eyes. Some commercial mixes may contain as man