Bengal Currie Powder

No. 1

Mix thoroughly the following ingredients after they have been separately reduced to the finest powder and passed through a fine hair or lawn sieve:—

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. coriander seed.
  • 3 oz. black pepper.
  • 1 oz. cummin-seed.
  • 1½ oz. fenugreek-seed.
  • ¾ oz. cayenne pepper.
  • 3 oz. best pale turmeric.
  • Coriander-seed 8 oz.
  • Chinese turmeric 4 oz.
  • Black pepper 2 oz.
  • Cassia ½ oz.
  • White ginger 1 oz.
  • Cayenne pepper ½ oz.

Method

Set the powder before the fire to dry, and turn it often; then withdraw it, let it become cold, and bottle it immediately. Keep it closely corked.

Obs.— We cannot think a large proportion of black pepper a desirable addition to currie powder, as it gives a strong coarse flavour; but as it may be liked by persons who are accustomed to it, we give the preceding and the following receipt without varying either: the second appears to us the best.

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