Raw curry powder

Preparation info

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  • Makes

    100 g

Appears in

Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

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This is great for vegetable curries, and is best cooked with the vegetables. Use it as you would a store-bought curry powder. It is perfect for curried egg sandwiches.


  • 6 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1 x 5 cm (2 inch) cinnamon stick, crumbled
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 5 dried curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns


Turn on your kitchen exhaust fan, so you don’t have a houseful of coughing people.

Heat all the spices in a dry heavy-based frying pan over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring often, until aromatic and golden brown. Tip into a small bowl to cool.

Grind to a fine powder, using a spice grinder, and store in an airtight container.