Handmade Curry Powder
by Jamie S
My homemade curry powder
Hi, I love making my own spice blends, I normally just use ground spices and mix together but after reading through your website I gave the roasting and grinding the whole spices a try. They gave off a really nice, strong aroma.
This is my recipe and photos for curry powder.
2 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 tablespoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika powder
This is how I made it...
I roasted the coriander, cumin, cloves and peppercorns and in my pestle and mortar, crushed them as fine as I could. I then mixed with the other ingredients. That's it!
Super easy. It made about 7 tablespoons.
Gonna add some to my homemade soup later.
I've added a photo of the ingredients and the finished powder.
Jamie in Burlington (Toronto)
Bespoke Spices Reply... Thanks for the recipe & photos Jamie. It does sound and look tasty, I'll have to give it a try.
Pickling Spice Mix
(Isle of Wight)
Pickling Spice Mix Ingredients
My hobby is pickling fruit and vegetables and selling at farmers markets, something I've been doing for years.
I find the commercial pickling spice brands have all sorts of "added extras", additives and preservatives, so over the years I have been making my own.
I have different ones for various types of fruit and veg. This one is a favourite.
10 crumbled bay leaves
2 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds
2 tablespoons peppercorns
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon allspice berries
2 teaspoons dill seeds
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
1 cinnamon stick
Combine all ingredients and store in a airtight container out of direct sunlight until you need them.
Hope this is what you're looking for.
Thanks Jen, exactly the kind of recipe I'm after.
Homemade pickling is something I've always wanted to try.
To get even more flavour out of your pickling hobby I do recommend lightly roasting some of the whole spices first.
This releases the essential oils and greatly enhances the flavour and aroma.
Looking at your recipe I would do this with all the spices you use, except the bay leaves and chilli flakes. Then let cool, combine them and store in an airtight jar.
See cooking with spices
for "step-by-step" info and photos on roasting.
Jason - Bespoke Spices