Indian Curry Powder


a fine blend of some whole spices which make a simple curry from good to finger-licking delicious one and has a yellow hue.

Nothing beats the fragrance of freshly prepared homemade spice powders. India is known to use a no. of spice powders to the maximum level in many curries, gravies, and meat dishes too. Every Indian household has an authentic way of making spice powders and storing it in an airtight container for use. Due to the wide cultural spread in India, every cuisine uses a particular freshly ground spice powder in the respective cooking. These spice powders add the extra touch to any dish which surely elevates the overall flavor. I often make most of our spice powders from scratch using whole spices.

Well, today I am going to share a homemade spice powder – Indian Curry Powder. A few spoons of this spice powder make a simple curry from good to finger-licking delicious one.

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So what is curry powder?

It is a fine blend of some whole spices which is added by Britishers into various dishes to create amazing Indian flavors. So this spice powder is not commonly used in traditional Indian cooking, but rather an invention of the British to evoke the flavors of Indian cuisine. (source


The right heat is obtained in this spice powder from the red chili powder, whole black peppercorns, and the color, bright yellow is obtained from the turmeric powder. The whole cumin seeds add a smokiness whereas the coriander seeds add subtle flavor.

Curry Powder Uses –

Although curry powder is not meant for traditional Indian dishes, still it has a unique place in the Indian pantry as it can add a unique taste to a variety of recipes. Curry powder can be used to season roasted vegetables, hummus, stir-fries, etc. It surely gives a touch of warmth and depth to an ordinary dish.

One can make this curry powder mild or strong depending upon personal choice. For strong flavor, simply add less turmeric and more chili along with black peppercorns. And for mild, add more turmeric as compared to the amount of chili.

Dietary note :

    ✔ Vegan

    ✔ homemade spice mix

    ✔ Vegetarian

    ✔ gluten-free

      The event-related to this post :

      Monday is here again and thFoodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided on the 278th theme as ‘Spice Mix Secrets‘ which is suggested by Aruna blogs at ‘Vasu’s Veg Kitchen’. I love her south Indian recipe collections, do check her Peanut Podi. Well for the theme, she wanted to prepare some homemade masala powder by us, so here I have come up with this Indian Curry Powder.

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      Now let’s go through how to make this “Indian Curry Powder” at home 👇

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        Indian Curry Powder



        Prep time

        5 Min

        Cook time

        5 Min

        Total time

        10 Min

        Indian Curry Powder

        a fine blend of some whole spices which make a simple curry from good to finger-licking delicious one and has a yellow hue.


        • Coriander seed 1/2 cup
        • Cumin seed 1/4 cup
        • Turmeric powder 3 tbsp
        • Red chili powder 2 tbsp
        • Black peppercorns 1 tbsp


        1. In a pan first dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and black peppercorns over low-medium heat.
        2. When the whole spices well toasted and released a nice aroma, turn off the heat.
        3. Transfer to a plate and allow to cool a bit.
        4. In a grinder jar take all the whole spices along with turmeric powder and red chili powder.
        5. Grind to a very smooth powder.
        6. Store the masala powder in an air-tight jar for later uses.


        This recipe can be halved or doubled as per the need.

        Always store in an airtight jar to seal the flavor well.

        masala powder, coriander seed, cumin seed, black peppercorns, vegetarian, spice powder, turmeric, red chili powder

        spice mix, homemade, vegan, gluten-free


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        1. Priya Vj

          Sasmita this is a very handy and a total flavor enhancing spice powder .especially with all the ingredients available in our kitchen at all times it is very easy to make this and store

        2. Sujata Roy

          Its a great help for kids who are living alone. We can send this spice mixture to them to make their cooking easy. No need to store all the dry spices separately. It will make our lives easier.

        3. preethi'scuisine

          Love this quick aromatic curry powder. It is so easy to make with a handful of ingredients . I am sure it will enhance the taste of the curries. Home made curry powder is always the best.

        4. Mayuri Patel

          That is what the Britishers too have left in Kenya… curry powder. So now many of the traditional Kenyan dishes have curry powder added to them. Simple and mild spice mixture.

        5. Vasusvegkitchen

          My mom always bring curry powder while coming my place. Loved your curry powder,it is easy to prepare and can store it for long time and gives good taste to any curry.

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