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Homemade Curry Powder

May I interrupt a streak of Mexican dishes to bring you something a little more exotic? Like homemade curry powder!

First, I highly recommend you get a coffee grinder. Or a second coffee grinder if you happen to use yours for coffee. If you’ve never used one, it’s like a super-strong mini food processor. A friend of mine told me that cumin is tons better when you buy the whole seeds, toast them in a skillet, and buzz them in a grinder. That’s next on my list. (By the way, if you use a coffee grinder for coffee, don’t use it to blend spices. I’m not sure why, because the pieces go in the dishwasher, but that’s what they recommend. I’m just sayin’.)

When I saw this curry recipe on 101 Cookbooks and realized I already had most of the ingredients, I knew it would be the one to christen my grinder. Did you know that curry isn’t a single spice, but a spice blend?

Easy as pie. No easier than pie. Pie can be tedious sometimes. Just throw the whole spices into a skillet and toast for 3-4 minutes on medium heat. Put them in the grinder . . .
 

Homemade Curry Powder

and you get this. I wish I still had some of my store-bought curry powder so I could smell the difference. Curry ground fresh like this is so much more fragrant and flavorful! Probably cheaper, too, I’d imagine. Especially if you buy your whole spices at an Asian market or in bulk in the ethnic aisle of your grocery store. (i.e. not “McCormick”)
 
Homemade Curry Powder
I used this blend in the recipe that accompanied it. Around the same time I tried a different curry dish in my slow cooker, and thought I might combine the two recipes somehow to make them better. I’ll get back to you on that.
 
You can find this Freshly Ground Curry Recipe in the notes section of the Cashew Curry post from 101 Cookbooks.

You can find my custom seasoning blends in the Spice Blends section of my recipes index!

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Katie

Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Sorry I can't find your homemade curry powder receipt. Would you please email me? Thanks

Karen Reid

Monday 26th of February 2018

Sorry, Found it!

Karen Reid

Monday 26th of February 2018

would love to make your homemade curry seasoning. But I cannot find the recipe on your site. Can you help me?

Debra Cora

Thursday 10th of December 2015

Dear Perry's Plate, I have a terrible sweet tooth, and have been hankering for one of my favourites - Coconut Apricot balls. I was hoping you may have a recipe that I may be able to satisfy my temptation. I thought they were made of natural ingredients. Also any healthy snacks you may have for sweet tooths. I have just started following your page and I have really enjoyed reading all the great recipes.                       Thank You

Natalie Perry

Thursday 10th of December 2015

I can sympathize with that sweet tooth, Debra. :) I don't have a recipe for Coconut Apricot balls, I'm sorry! Have you ever tried making homemade fruit and nut bars, like Larabars? This recipe is delicious... and there are links to other flavors in that post. https://www.perrysplate.com/2014/04/homemade-blueberry-muffin-larabars-paleo.html Best of luck to you!

Carolyn

Monday 7th of April 2014

I love your site and use many of your recipes. As for the coffee grinder, if it is stainless steel, it will not "hold" the aroma and flavor of the spices. If it is plastic, only use for coffees cause it will retain the oils from whatever is ground in it. Also, you can run a batch of uncooked rice through the grinder periodically to keep it clean and free up and trapped oils and residual flavors left from spices (or coffee).

Priscilla W

Wednesday 27th of May 2015

Carolyn, what coffee grinder can you recommend for spices? Thanks

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