Homemade Curry Powder

Skip the store bought curry powder and cook with a mixture that has a bit more kick. Made from a homemade blend of pantry spices, this quick and easy mixture will last you a while and makes for a great hostess gift! Your curries will thank you.

Last week I published my go-to recipe for chicken curry called Chicken + Pea Curry. It’s been a hit but, I admit, I left out the best part. The beauty of the curry is how flavourful it is from the hidden veggie base and… this homemade curry powder mixture. This is my secret weapon and I am finally sharing it. I have shared a few of my indian spice mixtures in the past, namely my Tawa Paneer mixture featured in Tawa Camembert Curry Dip and my Chana Masala, but this is the most versatile and useful mixture, which is why it is it’s own recipe!

Not only is this Homemade Curry Powder perfect in my chicken curry (which is akin to a Butter Chicken), but it is also great on veggies. The key to this curry powder being a hit it to ensure it is cooked with adequate heat and fat. For example, if I wanted curry potato wedges or curry cauliflower (a household favorite), I would ensure my veggies are tossed in a mixture of Canola oil and this spice mixture before the veggies are placed in the oven to cook. The heat and oil ignite the spices to truly make this a fantastic and powerful flavour combo for cents. Thats the great thing about spices! They jazz-up an otherwise bland dish for basically no added cost!

Looking for gift ideas for a hostess? Make up a double batch of this and pour into cute glass jars – but make sure they are airtight! You can store this mixture in your pantry or cupboard for up to three months.

Once cooked in a sauce, this curry spice is a fragrant and nuanced spice mixture that pairs well with chicken, chickpea, veggies and cheese! What will you make with this mixture?


Homemade Curry Powder

Skip the store bought curry powder and cook with a mixture that has a bit more kick. Your curries will thank you.
Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds freshly ground
  • 1.5 tsp garam masala
  • 1.5 tsp cumin seed freshly ground
  • 1 tsp tumeric podwer
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


  • Mix all spices together. Store in airtight container out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months time.

Did you make  Homemade Curry Powder at home?
If so, take a picture and tag it with #PeppersAndPennies! I love seeing your creations and will gladly share your photo!


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