Madras Curry Powder

Powerhouse of fragrance this curry powder, made with a medley of spices, can be used to flavour a number of dishes – both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Can be made easily at home. All you need to do is lightly dry roast the spices, cool and powder.

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Madras Curry Powder


Main ingredients Coriander seeds, Black peppercorns, Fenugreek seeds, Fennel seeds, Cloves, Cinnamon, Green cardamoms, Black cardamoms, Dried red chillies,  Curry leaves, Garlic, Onion
Cuisine South Indian
Course Powders
Prep time 10-15 minutes
Cook time 5-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of cooking Easy
Others Veg



  • 1 cup coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 10-12 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 inch cinnamon  
  • 10-12 green cardamoms
  • 10-12 dried red chillies
  • 20-25 curry leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon asafoetida (hing)
  • 6-8 garlic cloves, sliced and fried
  • ¼ cup fried onions
  • 1½ tablespoons turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat a earthenware pot, add coriander seeds, black peppercorns, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, cloves, mustard seeds, cinnamon, green cardamoms and dried red chillies and dry roast for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add curry leaves and bay leaves and dry roast for 1 minute.
  3. Add asafoetida and mix well. Transfer into a bowl and allow to cool down to room temperature.
  4. Add fried garlic and fried onions and mix well.
  5. Transfer into a blender jar, add turmeric powder and salt and grind to fine powder.
  6. Transfer into a bowl and let it cool completely. Store in an airtight container and use as required.