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 Recipe
- 8 curry leaves
- 2 star anise
- 1-2 dried red chillies, deseeded
- 60 mls coriander seeds
- 15 mls ground turmeric
- 10 mls cumin seeds
- 5 mls fenugreek seeds
- 5 mls black peppercorns
- 5 mls ground nutmeg
- 5 mls ground ginger
- 2.5 mls mustard seeds
- 2.5 mls whole cloves
- 2.5 mls ground cinnamon
- Place all of the spices into a dry pan and fry over a medium heat until you can smell the spices
- Shake the pan while you are frying them
- Remove from the heat and set aside
- Once cool place into a spice grinder and grind until fine
- Add to the ground spices and mix together well
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What I blogged:
- one year ago – Honey Liqueur Sabayon
- two years ago – Friday’s Food Quiz
- three years ago – Gezpacho
25 thoughts on “Cari Curry Powder Made With Fresh Spices”
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.
Hi, I tend not to buy premade mixes because of all the ‘fillers’ in them 🙂
Well, it’s time to make my own. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful spices! 🙂 ela
Thank you Ela, hope you enjoy making your own 🙂
You know I don’t make my own curry powder but you’ve inspired me to Tandy! 😀
I hope you give it a bash Lorraine 🙂
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
Thank you BAM for the compliments 🙂 I would also love to reshoot my old recipes, but that is time I don’t have!
I love discovering new curry recipes and spice mixes so I will try to have a go at this.
Hope you enjoy it Corina 🙂
Lovely curry powder Tandy. Your photo’s are lovely – no need for any other camera.
Have a wonderful afternoon.
🙂 Mandy xo
Thank you for the compliment Mandy!
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.
Thank you for the compliment Melanie 🙂 I am thinking a curry is in order tonight given the miserable start to the day!
Sounds beautiful – I sometimes make my own mixes but no two ever seem to turn out the same!
That happens with me often as I usually just add what I feel like to my mix 🙂
Thank you for the wonderful looking curry powder, I can almost smell the fragrance 😀
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I am sure you are familiar with all of these spices Uru 🙂
What a great spice blend, I will have to try it out.
Let me know if you do 🙂
I think your photo’s are just grand with the camera you have 🙂
Thank you so much for saying that!