Skip to Content

Curry Powder Recipe

Sharing is caring!

Curry powder is a spice blend that usually contains turmeric, ginger, and garlic.

Spice blends similar to curry have been used in the Indian subcontinent for over 4000 years, however, curry powder is actually a British invention created to mimic the flavors of Indian cooking.

Curry blends tend to be similar in flavor to garam masala, a spice blend often used in Indian cooking. Curry, as a word, can mean both a spice blend and a term used to refer to a South Asian sauce or gravy dish.

What spices are in curry?

Curry often has a mixture of turmeric, garlic, and sometimes chili powder, ginger, cumin, coriander, and pepper.

curry powder spices in a bowl

Recipes with Curry Powder

Curry powder can be used in so many ways! Here are a few of our favorite recipes using curry powder.

Is curry powder spicy?

Curry powder can be spicy, but it depends on the amount of chili used in the recipe.

There are also sweet curry powders, so if you're worried about a spicy blend check to make sure it doesn't have chili peppers or cayenne.

curry powder spices blended together in a bowl

Recipe for Curry Powder

With just a few ingredients, you can make your own curry powder. Don't worry if you don't have saffron, you can leave it out if you'd like.

Yield: 5 tablespoons

Curry Powder Recipe

Spices for curry powder in a bowl.

This curry powder blend is deeply aromatic and richly flavorful.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • 3 strands saffron


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend to combine.

Where to Buy Curry Powder

If you don't want to make your own spice blend, you can purchase it online - we recommend the Maharajah curry blend from The Spice House. Their hot curry and the sweet curry blends are also excellent!

If you'd like to order a curry blend from Amazon, we recommend Frontier's Indian Curry Seasoning.

More Spice Blends to Try

Skip to Recipe