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Cari Curry Powder Recipe

Adapted from Curry, page 282
Author: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 8 curry leaves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1-2 dried red chillies deseeded
  • 60 mls coriander seeds
  • 10 mls cumin seeds
  • 2.5 mls mustard seeds
  • 5 mls fenugreek seeds
  • 2.5 mls whole cloves
  • 5 mls black peppercorns
  • 15 mls ground turmeric
  • 5 mls ground ginger
  • 5 mls grated / ground nutmeg
  • 2.5 mls ground cinnamon


  • 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
  • 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


You can omit the red chillies if you do not want the heat