Should you find yourself in a curry bind, or simply prefer homemade, this quick and easy Indian style Curry Powder is for you! It’s a sodium-free blend that uses individual spices, to elevate your meal. Whenever possible, I make my own spice blends. Pre-packaged versions often contain additives, which sometimes includes dairy. Plus, homemade versions have amazing depth of flavor and a fresher taste.
Homemade Curry Powder and 20 Dairy-Free Recipes to Use It
I first used this curry powder to make the Lentil Curry in a Hurry recipe in my book, Go Dairy Free. But it’s also perfect for these dairy-free recipes.
Vegan-Friendly Curry Recipes
- Baked Curry Risotto
- Artichoke Curry Spinach Dip
- Plant-Based Curry
- Curry Carrot Bisque
- Sweet Potato Fries with Curry Aioli
- Slow Cooker Caribbean Curry
- Curry Tofu & Vegetables
- Crispy Curry Croquettes
- Artichoke Rice Salad
- Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup
- Plant-Based Curry Pate
- Wheat Berry Salad with Roasted Mushrooms and Orange-Curry Vinaigrette
More Dairy-Free Curry Recipes
- Health in a Hurry Curry Chicken Nuggets
- Chutney Chicken Curry
- Coconut Curry Shrimp and Grits
- Alton Brown’s Chicken Pot Pie
- Mom’s Kid-Friendly Curry Chicken
- Apple Chicken Peanut Curry
- Curry Beef Kabobs with Peanut Sauce
- Coconut Curry Shrimp Rice Bowl
Special Diet Notes: Curry Powder
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto, top food allergy-friendly, and plant-based.
- 4½ teaspoons ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 1½ teaspoons cumin seeds
- ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon whole or ground cardamom
- ½ inch cinnamon stick (I used a few shakes of ground cinnamon)
- ¼ teaspoon whole cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- Toss all of the ingredients into your spice grinder and whiz until a fine powder forms, about 1 minute.
- Store the spice blend in an airtight container.
Love the sound of this recipe. What about the garlic. Is is fresh and does it not then affect the shelf life? Just thinking as the other ingredients are dry and also because I thought to use fresh turmeric.
Hi Deirdre, you want to use all dry ingredients. There isn’t any garlic in this recipe. If you opt to use fresh turmeric, I would omit turmeric from the spice mix and just add the fresh turmeric as a separate ingredient when you cook.