Made a yummy curry tonight, using the last of my homemade curry powder. Definitely need to make more. This stuff is fantastic (and is stolen shamelessly from A New Way to Cook).
- 2 tbsp coriander seeds
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp black peppercorns
- 1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp ground mustard
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
In a small heavy skillet, combine the coriander, cumin, and peppercorns and toast over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining spices.
When cool, put into a spice grinder (a cheap bladed coffee grinder does the trick) and grind for at least a minute until you have a fine powder.
Store in a small airtight container.
Note: This is not spicy-hot at all. If you want heat, add cayenne pepper — start with 1/4 tsp cayenne per tablespoon of curry powder and adjust from there.