"A fragrant yellow curry powder to use in soups, sauces, rice, and anything else you can think of!" — Curry
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It says mild curry powder. Curry is a mixture of spices. ANY change you make to a curry, and it becomes yours and not the author's. PLEASE at least a few of us need to rate it AS IS. It's not like chicken recipes where you get to say "3 more minutes in the oven and a squeeze of lemon saved this recipe."
A curry is something you accept or don't accept.
That is my story and I'm sticking to it.
I think this rendition of a mild curry is excellent. As another reviewer stated, it didn't have any of the sweet spices. I am a home chef for a food publication and just recently, a recipe was given to me that required "curry powder." I bought a bottle, but it's at work, since I also fix lunch for the office. I was desperate because it was the last night to review the test recipe.
This mild curry powder was a fantastic base for the "curry gravy." It lends itself to hundreds of variations.
But just let this one be.
I have made this twice, the first time exactly as written (using a spice grinder) and I wasn't impressed. It didn't have a nice blend of flavor and the cumin seemed to overwhelm the blend. But it was mild, which I was looking for cooking for young children. The second time I used 1T of cumin seeds instead of ground cumin and that seemed to improve the flavor a bit.
This was an amazing mild curry powder. I especially loved that it did not have any of the sweet spices that are put into curry powder nowadays but that really make it taste like garam masala. The only things I changed was substituting prepared dijon mustard (1 tbsp) for the mustard seeds and adding some chili powder (not mexican kind). When I used the mix in a curry dish, I also added a bay leaf.
This worked great for us. I did not have corriander and used peppercorns in place. Very good recipe for a basic curry powder!
1/4 tsp cayene pepper instead of red pepper flakes
Awesome used in Madras Curry chicken! Smells great too. I subbed some things like Garam Masala instead of gr coriander since I didn't have any on hand and used 1 tsp Chinese hot mustard for the mustard and red pepper flakes. It turned out nice for the kids - you might up it some for some added kick. Will keep in pantry for many more recipes. (We mixed it with 1 cup yogurt and basted/baked chicken drumsticks with it - AWESOME!)
VERY mild. I was running out of my regular brand curry...this was nice for a change and easy, but I prefer McCormick's - I know...sad but true.
Used this for a chicken curry salad tonight when we didn't have any more curry powder. Tasted great! Used 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper instead of 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mild Curry Powder
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 3
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