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Manju's Curry Powder (Kari Podi)

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Curry powder which is sold commercially personifies an attempt by British manufacturers to provide in
ready-made form of a spice mixture corresponding to those used in South India which incorporates curry leaves.


bar Manju's Curry Powder (Kari Podi)
This recipe is a classic blend from Southern India.

Picture by Werner Van Peppen

 
Makes 6-7 teaspoons
 
Ingredients:

15-20 curry leaves
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp black peppercorns
½ tsp turmeric
½ tsp chilli powder

   
Method:  

Heat a frying pan and tip in the curry leaves, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and black peppercorns.
Cook for a minute shaking the pan occasionally and roast for a minute being careful not to let them burn.
Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool.
Put the spices into a coffee grinder or mill and grind.
Add the turmeric and chilli powder to the ground spices and mix.
Store the mixture in an airtight container for upto 6 months away from direct sunlight.

 
Tips:

Taken from the Easy Indian Cookbook published by Duncan Baird Publishers.

(c) 2012

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