Malay-Style Curry Powder Malay-Style Curry Powder

Author: Canadian Living

Heat Rating: Medium Toasting whole spices before grinding them greatly enhances their flavour, but watch them carefully to prevent overtoasting, which makes them bitter. You can keep this mixture in an airtight jar and use it in any recipe that calls for curry powder, or present it to an adventurous cook as a gift. Avert your face when toasting the cayenne because it will sting your eyes.

  • Portion size 125 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2003



In small skillet, toast spices separately as follows over medium-low heat, shaking pan, until slightly darkened and fragrant: coriander seeds, 5 to 6 minutes; white and black peppercorns, cassia bark, cloves and nutmeg, 2 to 3 minutes; fennel seeds, cumin seeds and aniseed, 1 to 2 minutes; fenugreek seeds, 30 seconds; turmeric and cayenne, just until a shade darker, 10 seconds.

In clean coffee grinder, grind toasted spices (except turmeric and cayenne) and black and green cardamom to fine powder. Strain through fine sieve into bowl. Return any coarse bits to grinder and grind until fine; add to bowl. Mix in turmeric and cayenne. Let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container in cool, dark, dry place for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per 1 tbsp (15 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 7 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 34.0
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 6 g


  • Iron 21.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
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Malay-Style Curry Powder