How to make your own curry powder

clancy curry powder

After sharing my curried cabbage soup yesterday, I got an email from a Stonesoup Diaries reader asking the type of curry powder I use.

Which got me thinking. I used to avoid recipes that called for generic curry powder because I had this feeling that it took more than a curry powder to make a real curry.

Over the last few years, especially with my focus on using fewer ingredients, I’ve realised that a good curry powder is one of the easiest ways to make a curry.

The secret is choosing a good quality curry powder made from fresh spices.

If you have a spice merchant that you trust, you’re in luck. I love

But I’ve also really gotten into making my own curry powder. It’s one of those things that is so much more rewarding than the actual effort required.

So today I thought I’d share my recipe for my ‘Clancy Family Curry Powder’.

Feel free to adopt it as your own ‘secret’ family recipe.


clancy family curry powder

makes 6 tablespoons

Use anywhere a recipe calls for curry powder. Feel free to halve the chilli if you prefer a milder curry.

2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon dried chilli flakes
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1. Combine cumin, coriander, chilli, turmeric and pepper in a small bowl or plastic bag. Stir or shake until well mixed.

2. Store in an airtight jar.

Have a great weekend!

Jules x