Make your own quick and simple curry seasoning and keep it on hand for quick and easy meals that require very little prep time. This seasoning is full of flavor and adds so much depth to simple meat and veggie dishes.
What is curry seasoning?
Curry seasoning, or curry powder, is a blend of different spices used most traditionally in Indian and Thai cooking. There are many different interpretations of this commonly used blend, and depending on what brand you make, what restaurant you go to or which recipe you make, they will all be a bit different.
The one thing you can count on with curry seasoning is that it has a unique flavor. It has elements of both savory and sweet and can even be a bit spicy depending on the exact blend of ingredients used.
Curry seasoning can be used to flavor meats, veggies and more and is perfectly suited to slow cooking which will help it's deep and rich flavors develop even more.
What spices do I need for curry?
Any number of ground spices can be used to make curry seasonings depending on the region and preferences.
I've created a curry seasoning that should be simple and easy to make based on spices that you can easily find at the supermarket.
Here's the list of spices you'll need to have on hand:
- garlic powder
- chili powder
- celery seed
This blend creates a rich smoky flavor that pairs deliciously with meats to make things like Beef Curry and more.
How to make homemade curry powder:
It's important to ensure all bowls, utensils and storage containers are clean and completely dry.
Simply mix all spices together and then store in an airtight container.
The spice blend will keep as long as the individual spices are good as long as it is stored in a cool and dry location.
What's the advantage of homemade spice blends?
I love making homemade spice blends, because I find the flavors to be bolder and I love the opportunity to customize them to my families liking. Once you make this recipe once, you could adjust it to make is spicier, smokier, etc. depending on your preference.
Additionally, I like the opportunity to control the ingredients used and to source high quality spices if desired.
How to use curry seasoning...
Curry powder can be used in a variety of dishes to flavor soups, meats, veggies, sauces and more. Get as creative as you want and try it with things like hamburgers or grilled foods!
After you make the curry powder, be sure to store it in an airtight container for spices, like this one.
My favorite curry recipes:
- Mix all ingredients
- Store in an airtight container
- store in an airtight and completely dry container
- blend will keep as long as individual spices
- use 1 tablespoon per pound of meat, adjust to taste