Basic Curry Powder (Indian Curry)

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Title: Basic Curry Powder (Indian Curry)
Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Mixes and s, Indian


6 Dried red chilies
25 g (1 oz) coriander seeds
2 ts Cumin seeds
1/2 ts Mustard seeds
1 ts Black peppercorns
1 ts Fenugreek seeds
10 Fresh curry leaves
1/2 ts Ground ginger
1 tb Ground turmeric

This medium-hot curry blend can be used in any dish that calls for curry

Remove the seeds from the chilies. Dry roast the whole spices over a medium
heat until they darken, stirring or shaking the pan frequently to prevent
burning. Leave to cool, then grind to a powder. Dry roast the curry leaves
in the pan for a few minutes, then grind and add them to the mixture with
the ginger and turmeric, blending well.

* To make Aromatic Curry Powder, add 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp
ground cloves with the ginger and turmeric, and use only 2 or 3 chilies.

Source: Jill Norman "The Complete Book of Spices" Viking Studio Books, 1991
ISBN 0-670-83437-8 The book is lavishly illustrated with full color
photographs of the herbs and spices- whole, mixed, ground.

Recipe by: Jill Norman * Web File 4/97 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #615
by "Mary Spyridakis" on May 16, 97