Madras Curry Powder
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Madras Curry Powder Recipe

Prepare this Madras Curry Powder within minutes and use it in all your foods.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: how to make curry powder, madras curry powder recipe
Servings: 8 Tablespoons
Calories: 17kcal
Author: Helene D'Souza


  • 1 Tablespoon Red Chili Pepper Ground kashmiri or other mild to medium red chili pepper
  • 10 Curry Leaves dried and crushed
  • 2 Tablespoon Coriander Seed ground
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cumin Powder ground
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard seeds ground
  • 1 Teaspoon Green Cardamom ground
  • 2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger ground dried
  • 1 Teaspoon Fenugreek Leaves dried and crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon Turmeric powder
  • pinch Clove ground
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon ground
  • pinch Nutmeg ground


  • If you use whole spices, dry them first in a pan (without oil!) or in the oven for a few minutes. Then let cool and grind with blender or mortar and pestle.
  • If you dry your spices in the oven, preheat to 250° Fahrenheit/ 120° Celsius.
  • Keep a baking tray ready and add all the whole spices on it. Dry bake for 10 minutes at 250° Fahrenheit/ 120° Celsius.
  • Once dried over the heat, let cool a few minutes.
  • In a grinder, mortar or pestle or small blender jar add all the cooled down dried whole spices and grind to a fine powder. You can work in batches.
  • Mix all the ground spices together to create a smooth madras curry powder.
  • Store in an airtight jar, in a cool and dry place. Keep away from direct sunlight.


  1. Drying whole spices in a pan might be faster but if you have to dry the fenugreek and curry leaves, then dry in the oven only.
  2. If you use ground spices only in this recipe, don't dry. You only need to dry the spices because you want to turn them into a powder and not all spices are available dried
  3. Some spices do not need to be dried to grind them such as nutmeg. Just scrape off with a nutmeg grater or a knife.


Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 28.2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.4mg