This is Mom's version of roasted curry powder. I've been using this for years. Its best when its fresh. It can be used to make all kinds of curries; chicken, fish, beef, shrimp, vegetable, etc. Use this whenever you need curry powder in recipes. Make sure you leave windows open when you are preparing this since the fumes that are created during the roasting process can make you cough and there might be some smoke. It can be stored in an air tight container for months (mine lasts about 3 months).