Quick Curry Powder from Scratch


Should you find yourself in a curry bind, or simply prefer homemade, this quick and easy Curry Powder blend is for you!

For a quick dinner one night I started whipping up the Lentil Curry in a Hurry from my book, Go Dairy Free. Then I found myself without curry powder, so with a quick Google search and spices I had on hand I whipped up this simple curry powder. It was perfect and made for such a flavorful lentil curry!

Special Diet Notes: Curry Powder

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based.

Quick Curry Powder from Scratch
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Recipe adapted from Recipezaar
Serves: ¼ cup
  • 4½ teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1½ teaspoons cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom, whole,without pods (I used ground)
  • ½ inch cinnamon stick (I used a few shakes of ground cinnamon)
  • ¼ teaspoon whole cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Toss all of the spices into your spice grinder and whiz until a fine powder forms, about 1 minutes, give or take.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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