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Madras Curry Powder Recipe

Madras Curry Powder Recipe is a fantastic, fragrant spice mix that you can make at home eaily with whole spices. This homemade masala powder is the one secret ingredients that will make all your Madras curries taste BEST.
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Course: Spices
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Madras Curry Powder Recipe
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 13.4kcal
Author: Meghna



  • Dry roast all the ingredients except the turmeric powder & the curry leaves powder for 2-3 mins over medium low heat. I used store bought curry leaves powder, homemade curry leaves powder recipe included in NOTES below.
  • Allow them to cool down completely.
  • Than, transfer them to a grinder jar & grind to a fine powder.
  • Mix in the turmeric powder + the curry leaves powder with the ground masala powder. 
  • Store right away in an air tight container for 2 months or more (see NOTES below).



  1. Measuring units used, 1 cup = 240 ml & 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. This recipe yields about 1 cup Madras Curry Powder.
  3. Storing beyond 2 months: Mix in about 1 tbsp. salt with the masala powder & than follow the mentioned storing tips. Store it in the fridge beyond the 2 months mark.
  4. How to make curry leaves powder at home? dry roast curry leaves over medium low heat until the edges of the leaves curl up, & they begin to look crisp. Grind them to a fine powder.
  5. You may also add the dry roasted curry leaves directly to the blender jar along with the rest of the ingredients & than grind everything into a fine powder.
  6. Madras curry powder has best flavors when stored for 2 months. The potency slowly begins to fade with passing time.
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Nutrition Facts
Madras Curry Powder Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 tsp)
Calories 13.4
% Daily Value*
Sodium 100mg4%
Carbohydrates 3.3g1%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1tsp | Calories: 13.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.3g | Sodium: 100mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.4mg