Easy and Authentic homemade curry powder recipe famous as Indian restaurant spice mix will help you to make quick curry for dinner and lunch. It will only take few minutes to prepare this curry mix to easily store in your pantry for 6 months.
What is Curry Powder?
It's a readymade masala spice mix from Indian cuisine that help to make quick curry. It contains all the spices in one place in a form of powder so you can simply use it to make masala, curry, or gravy recipes. It will save your time and prepare within no time.
This simple spice mix will be candidly helpful for you and save to use several spices to add to your recipe. Take a spoonful of curry powder according to the dish requirement and just add it no other spices need to add after this.
Basically, it's an amalgamation of dried and roasted Indian spices in a form of a powder that you can easily store in your kitchen pantry.
Homemade curry powder brings better taste as compared to store-bought. It's simple and easy to make within few minutes just by combining Indian spices in a form of powder. Make it and use it in your curry and make a difference in your experience.
Is it Indian Restaurant Spice Mix?
Yes, it is! Most of Indian restaurant use this spice mix to make quick curry to serve their customers. Restaurant style curry always comes with a nice, smooth, viscous and thick texture with a luscious look that's enough to impress their customers. This curry powder is one of the factor to make consistent gravy and masala in curry.
To make curry with a consistent and thick texture, here is the complete guide addressing all the factors that will help to make perfect curry.
Cayenne Pepper - 2 teaspoon | Coriander Powder - 2 teaspoon | Cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon | Garlic Powder - ½ teaspoon | Black Pepper Powder - 1 teaspoon | Turmeric Powder - ½ Tsp
Mango Powder - ⅓ teaspoon (optional) | Garam Masala - 2 teaspoon | Red Chili Powder - 1 Tsp
Salt - ½ teaspoon | Ginger Powder - ⅓ Tsp
How To Make Curry Powder
Combine all the ingredients and grind it to make a fine powder. That's it!
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How To Store
Homemade curry powder doesn't contain any preservatives still you can store in airtight glass container in your pantry. Room temperature should be around 25 to 30 degree celsius to keep the masala fresh for long time. If you are experiencing high temperature then it's better to store in refrigerator.
Shelf life is 3 to 4 months (at room temperature 25 to 30 degrees)
In refrigerator: 6 months.
Never store in freezer otherwise it will leave moisture.
Follow the Dont's
Avoid to take out masala using wet spoon and hands. Don't store curry powder in plastic jar if you are storing for long time. Glass container is more recommended as it keeps the freshness of masala for long time.
Q & A
What is the difference between curry powder and Madras curry powder?
Madras curry powder is spicy along with the flavor of fenugreek powder while the curry powder is less spicier than madras curry powder. More or less the taste is same only difference is spiciness.
Is Garam Masala is same as Curry Powder?
No garam masala is an ingredient of curry powder. you can use garam masala to prepare curry powder. In curry powder, other spices like ceyanne, turmeric, coriander powder is being used along with garam masala. Garam masala prepared with whole spice mix.
Is there any substitute of curry powder?
Yes, you can simply use salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric and garam masala in your curry if you don't have curry powder.
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Recipes To Use
Keema Curry - It's a simple homemade keema curry that you can make by using this masala and it will be ready in one go.
Chickpea Curry: Here is easy recipe of chickpea masala curry that you can make by using this masala. I prepared by different spices but you can use the same recipe with curry powder and skip individual addition of spices.
Chicken Karahi: It's a famous recipe from Pakistan and people love it. Normally its been prepared using less spices but you can use this masala and it will really turn out so well with tomatoes and green chilies.
Aloo Gosht: It's a perfect spice for aloo gosht. Just use the quantity according to your meat and it will really make a quality taste of aloo gosht ka salan.
Palak Chicken | Kofta | Curd Chicken | Chicken Tikka Masala | Indian Lamb Curry
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Homemade Curry Powder (Indian Restaurant Spice Mix)
- 2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 2 teaspoon Coriander Powder
- 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- ⅓ teaspoon Mango Powder optional
- 2 teaspoon Garam Masala Homemade
- 1 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ⅓ teaspoon Ginger Powder
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Store in Glass container for 4 months.
- Use the well-blended spice mix to make curry powder.
- For the best result, use roasted fennel and coriander powder.
- Avoid putting a wet spoon in curry powder.
- Keep it in your pantry a cool place.
- Always cover the jar right after use.
- Preferred to store in a glass jar.