If you went to India and asked someone about finding some Madras curry powder no one would know what you were asking for. Madras curry powder doesn’t actually exist in India. It was created by the British in the 18th century to help them recreate the curries they had in India when they come back to England.
If you like your curries hot, this is the spice blend for you. If you like milder curries go easy on this spice blend. You have been warned.
English Style Madras Curry Powder
1 TBS coriander seed
2 tsp cumin seed
1/2 tsp whole cloves
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp black peppercorns
5-7 dried red Thai chilies
1 tsp ground tumeric
Mix everything together except the ground turmeric, and grind in a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle. The texture should be similar to course ground black pepper. Add the tumeric and mix well. Store in an airtight container for 1 month.
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