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Cape Curry Powder (South African)

Serves: 2 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 tablespoon 15mlCloves
2 tablespoons 30mlBlack peppercorns
1/2 cup 55g / 1.9ozCoriander seeds
3 tablespoons 45mlCumin seeds
1 tablespoon 15mlFennel seeds
1 tablespoon 15mlBlack mustard seeds
3 tablespoons 45mlDried hot red chilies - piquins or santakas (small)
  And stems removed
1/4 cup 59mlGround cardamom
1/4 cup 59mlTurmeric
3 tablespoons 45mlGround fenugreek
1 tablespoon 15mlGround ginger

Recipe Instructions

In a dry skillet, separately toast the cloves, peppercorns, coriander, cumin, fennel and mustard seeds over medium heat, taking care not to burn them.

Combine the toasted ingredients and the chilies in a spice mill and grind to a fine powder. combine with the remaining ingredients and mix until a uniform color is achieved. Store in an airtight container. Makes a medium hot curry powder.

A World of Curries by Dave DeWitt and Arthur Pais ISBN 0-316-18224-9 pg 179

Chris Schlesinger


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