Make this amazing, flavorful and aromatic curry masala powder with some everyday pantry ingredients. This curry powder is not just for curries; it can be used in making a quick curry marinade, in rubs and in every recipe that you want in a curry flavor.
2-4 dry red chilies or 1 tablespoon red chili powder
½cup coriander seeds
1-2 bay leaf
10green cardamom pods
3black cardamom pods
1teaspoonblack pepper corn
½teaspoonyellow mustard seeds
1tablespoonchana dal or Bengal gram dal
1teaspoonwhite poppy seeds
2tablespoondried onion flakes
A pinch of pink salt
1tablespoondried garlic or garlic powder
A pinch of dried fenugreek leaves
Prep Your Ingredients
Measure and keep all your ingredients listed under the Ingredient tab ready.
If you don’t find some of these ingredients and want to skip it, then skip using dried fenugreek leaves, white poppy seeds, and Bengal gram dal. However, using these ingredients add another layer of flavor to the homemade curry powder.
Pan roast ingredients:
Heat a frying pan over medium and roast all ingredients one after another except all powders and spices such as red chili powder, garlic powder and turmeric powder.
Do not over roast the ingredients, or else the whole spices will burn imparting a bitter taste in the end product.
Allow the ingredients to cool down a bit.
Add all the spices and ingredients in a spice blender or grinder or food processor.
Process, blend or grind for a few minutes until a powder is formed.
Sieve and store:
Use a medium sieve to shift the powder.
This is to see if there are any chunks of whole spices. Cinnamon and black cardamoms often leave big unprocessed chunks.