For the final day of this week's BM #18, I picked out a very aromatic spice powder which I have started using very recently. This powder makes a very good addition to various soups. 

I saw this recipe as part of a food program on TV and the lady on the show was an Ayurvedic practitioner. She said that the ingredients in this powder comply with the rules of Ayurveda and I found it very flavorful and pleasant.

Curry Powder

Ingredients - 

Coriander Seeds 5 tsp 
Fenugreek Seeds 1 tsp 
Bay leaf 1 large
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp 
Cinnamon stick 1 small (1.5 inch) piece 
Cloves 5 nos
Turmeric powder  2 tsp (reserve for later)

Method Of Preparation -

Dry roast all the ingredients separately until aromatic, except turmeric powder.

Powder the roasted ingredients and mix in the turmeric powder. Sieve to get a fine powder.

Store the powder in an air tight container and use it to spice up your soups and curries!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other marathoners doing BM #18.     

Preparation Time 10-15 min
Makes 3-4 Tbsp


  1. Kalyani Says:
  2. useful post harini.. Shall try to make this ..

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  3. Jayanthi Says:
  4. I'm one of those lazy persons who have the luxury of getting powders from mom or mil...kudos to you Harini, you rock.

  5. I always keep a diary next to me while watching cookery shows on T.v :-) Nice aromatic powder..

  6. Srivalli Says:
  7. The ever mystifying curry powder, nice to note you used bayleaf..

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. Such a flavourful curry powder,definitely useful for many of us.

  10. Padmajha Says:
  11. I too have a book handy while watching cookery shows on TV.This powder sounds flavorful.Bookmarked :)

  12. Usha Says:
  13. I am too lazy to roast & make spice powders. Instead, I just throw in raw powders in my tempering.

    Liked all your spice powders in the last 3 days. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Prathima Rao Says:
  15. An aromatic podi!!
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  16. divyagcp Says:
  17. Nice and flavorful podi.. but addition of bay leaf is new to me.

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  18. preeti garg Says:
  19. Awesome....

  20. Archana Says:
  21. This is great. Thanks.

  22. Thanks for the recipe.. wish you could link it to
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  23. A very useful post!

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