Recipe For Cari Curry Powder

Having had two blogs at the beginning of my blogging ‘career’ there are some recipes which I know I have done, but when I search for them here, they don’t appear. I started blogging in September 2009 and only started this blog in April 2010. I don’t mind that I have to reproduce some of the recipes as at the beginning I did not even bother with photographs. When I finally did, I used the camera on my cell phone. Now I use a point and shoot Sony camera with a food setting and a timer. I don’t have money to spend on a decent food bloggers’ camera so for now, this will have to do. I had to make this cari recipe again as I will be sharing with you a recipe using the curry powder. My Curry book suggests you make your own curry powders from scratch, and I can readily agree with this. Cari is a Vietnamese curry powder which is influenced by Indian curries but uses star anise, an ingredient used in Vietnamese curries.

Do you make your own curry powders?

Cari Curry Powder
Cari Curry Powder

Cari Curry Powder Recipe
 
Adapted from Curry, page 282
Ingredients
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1-2 dried red chillies, deseeded
  • 60mls coriander seeds
  • 10mls cumin seeds
  • 2.5mls mustard seeds
  • 5mls fenugreek seeds
  • 2.5mls whole cloves
  • 5mls black peppercorns
  • 15mls ground turmeric
  • 5mls ground ginger
  • 5mls grated / ground nutmeg
  • 2.5mls ground cinnamon
Method
  1. Fry the curry leaves, star anise, chillies, coriander, cumin, mustard seeds, fenugreek, cloves and peppercorns in a dry pan over a medium heat until you can smell the spices
  2. Shake the pan while you are frying them
  3. Remove from the heat and set aside
  4. Once cool place into a spice grinder and grind until fine
  5. Add to the ground spices and mix together well
My Notes
You can omit the red chillies if you do not want the heat

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22 thoughts on “Recipe For Cari Curry Powder

  1. I think your photo’s are just grand with the camera you have 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for saying that!

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  2. What a great spice blend, I will have to try it out.
    GourmetGetaways sharing the blog ♥ Bruny Island Accommodation – Adventure Bay RetreatMy Profile

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    1. Let me know if you do 🙂

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  3. Thank you for the wonderful looking curry powder, I can almost smell the fragrance 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. I am sure you are familiar with all of these spices Uru 🙂

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  4. Sounds beautiful – I sometimes make my own mixes but no two ever seem to turn out the same!

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    1. That happens with me often as I usually just add what I feel like to my mix 🙂

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  5. Well that camera of yours takes some beautiful pictures! 🙂 I wish we had a really good camera too, I’m just using my phone camera for now and I know it’s not the best, but all I’ve got atm. A curry sounds like a good idea sometime this week, especially with the rain heading our way.
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    1. Thank you for the compliment Melanie 🙂 I am thinking a curry is in order tonight given the miserable start to the day!

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  6. Lovely curry powder Tandy. Your photo’s are lovely – no need for any other camera.
    Have a wonderful afternoon.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Mandy!

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  7. I love discovering new curry recipes and spice mixes so I will try to have a go at this.

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    1. Hope you enjoy it Corina 🙂

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  8. Tandy I love your photo of all of the spices to go in the curry mix. I have all of them in my cupboard now and a great idea to mix it all in advance instead of foraging and gathering each and every time. I would have never had known you used a point and shoot camera as your photos always look good. I too one day need to upgrade on cameras but there are so many choices and it is not a cheap adventure either. Some times I look back at my old posts and I am so embarrassed by my old photos. One day I hope to go back and at least reshoot the photos for my old recipes, well it is a goal at least.. Take Care, BAM

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    1. Thank you BAM for the compliments 🙂 I would also love to reshoot my old recipes, but that is time I don’t have!

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  9. You know I don’t make my own curry powder but you’ve inspired me to Tandy! 😀
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    1. I hope you give it a bash Lorraine 🙂

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  10. Well, it’s time to make my own. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful spices! 🙂 ela

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    1. Thank you Ela, hope you enjoy making your own 🙂

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  11. Hi Tandy, I try and make most of my spice concoctions myself, sometimes I have to buy them already made but you just don’t know how old they are or exactly what they are. Looks like a great recipe.
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    1. Hi, I tend not to buy premade mixes because of all the ‘fillers’ in them 🙂

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