curry powder

Curry powder is a spice blend, which contains more or less the same set of ingredients in varying quantities. Most mixes contain coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, and chili peppers. Other ingredients included in curry powders include ginger, garlic, asafoetida, fennel seed, caraway, cinnamon, clove, mustard seed, green cardamom, black cardamom, nutmeg, white turmeric, curry leaf, long pepper, and black pepper.

Japanese curry powder ratios(makes ~45 g): Mix 9 g (1 tbsp) of turmeric, 5g (1 tbsp) of coriander seeds, 6 g (1 tbsp) cumin seeds, 2 g (1 tsp) cloves, 2 pods cardamom, 3 g (1 tsp) cinnamon, 7 g (2 tsp) of fenugreek seeds, 1.5 g (1/2 tsp) powdered cayenne, 5 g (1/2 tsp) garlic powder, 3 g (1 tsp) paprika, 1.5 g (1/2 tsp) whole black peppercorns, and 1.25 g (1/4 tsp) salt. Toast spices in a pan at low heat for 1-2 minutes until fragrant and have a crunch to them, transfer the lot to a grinder or mortar and pestle and grind them into a fine powder. Let cool before storing.