A delicious blend which truly captures the flavors of the islands. It is great on fish, chicken and also on fruit. Mix in oil for a curry paste or use as a dry rub. If you want it hotter, use more cayenne. We like it a little heavy on the cinnamon and cloves.
- 2 teaspoons coriander
- 2 teaspoons fenugreek seeds
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon bay leaf, dried
- 1 teaspoon fennel seed
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon clove
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cardamom
- Grind all whole spices and seeds and bay leaves to a powder.
- Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight jar.
- Note: While you can use pre-ground spices, the flavor is really better if you grind whole cloves, nutmeg, etc.
Oh boy it sure is, I made this the other night using the other recipe as a guideline and the smells in my kitchen alnost made me faint. LOL. I love curry. The only thing I would change is I won't add the nilk at the end because it really changed the entire taste and texture of the sauce. as a thickening agent I will use some potatoes that were cooked alone ine the sauce. All in all an amazing combination. Tarra
I made this recipe during the last RSC to use as an ingredient for another dish...and I must have forgotten to review it. I have since added this spice to so many dishes. It is absolutely fabulous on home fries! This is a wonderful blend of spices, and I agree try to grind the spices from their whole state rather then using the ground spices..... I love this blend... you could market this recipe!
I made this today and was really impressed. I liked it alot. It is mild, sweet, and with just a hint of heat. I think this will replace the one I have been purchasing from a mail order supplier. The smell was heavenly as the spices were grinding. I did have to sub a bit of anise for the fennel as I was out. I also only used 1/4 t of cayenne as I was after a milder curry powder. Wonderful recipe Femmes! =)