Thursday, November 1, 2012

Madras Curry Powder

Madras Curry Powder
I always spend a lot of time in spices section be it Chinese or Indian or Mexican.Spices always fascinate me.

The madras curry powder is one spice blend which is available in all grocery stores.Ive bought this once but completely unsatisfied with the freshness.

So I decided to make my own curry powder and found this recipe in

I halved the recipe.


Coriander Seeds - 4 Tablespoon

Cumin seeds - 3 Tablespoon

 Mustard seeds -1/2 Tablespoon

Fennel seeds - 1/2 Tablespoon

Cinnamon stick - 3 inches

Peppercorns - 4 Tablespoon

Nutmeg - 1/2 Tablespoon

Cloves - 5

Cardamom pods - 6

Turmeric - 1 Tablespoon

Ground Ginger - 1 Tablespoon

Chili powder - 1 Tablespoon


In a dry skillet over very low heat, place the coriander, cumin, mustard and fennel seeds. Roast the seeds gently, shaking the pan occasionally, until they begin to pop. When about half the seeds have popped, add the cinnamon, peppercorns, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, turmeric, ginger and chillipowder.

Continue to heat and stir gently until the mixture is quite hot but not burnt. Pour into a dry blender or food processor, or use a mortar and pestle. Grind into a fine powder. Pour into a clean, dry jar, seal, and let it cool before using.


Mahi said...

Am a big fan of MTR brand Madras Curry Powder..unfortunately now a days it's not available in the stores.

Nice recipe..

Suja Manoj said...

Love the flavor,thanks for sharing

Priya said...

Thanks for sharing, i really need to make some curry powder,prefect timing.

Akila said...

Though I am from Madras, I have it heard this powder... To what recipes these can be used? .
Event: Dish name starts with P

Nandini said...

The curry powder looks so nice! Love the flavours!

ramya anand said...

@akila - we can use it in all stir fries and I've noticed one of my friends use this in the marinade for meat.iam gonna post a pasta recipe using curry powder soon