Curry Powder Trio (Take Yer Pick!) Recipe

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  1. To make sambar podi - Combine 3 tablespoons ground coriander; 3 tablespoons besan (chickpea) flour; 1 tablespoon ground cumin; 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper; 1 teaspoon each salt, ground fenugreek seeds, amchur powder, dry mustard, and hot red chile powder; 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and turmeric; 8 crumbled dried curry leaves; and 1/4 teaspoon asafetida. Makes about 2/3 cup.
  2. To make a basic curry powder - Combine 5 tablespoons ground coriander seeds, 2 tablespoons ground cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon ground turmeric, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 2 teaspoons dry mustard, 2 teaspoons ground fenugreek seeds, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom, and 1/2 teaspoon ground chile peppers. Makes about 3/4 cup.
  3. To make poudre de Colombo - Toast 1/4 cup white rice in a dry skillet over medium heat, shaking frequently, until light brown, about 5 minutes. Remove and cool. In the same skillet, toast 1/4 cup cumin seeds; 1/4 cup coriander seeds; 1 tablespoon each black mustard seeds, black peppercorns, and fenugreek seeds; and 1 teaspoon whole cloves until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. Cool the spices, combine with the rice, and grind to a fine powder. Stir in 2 teaspoons turmeric. Makes about 1 cup.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 96.97 Kcal (406 kJ)
Calories from fat 33.28 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.7g 6%
Cholesterol 0.82mg 0%
Sodium 353.99mg 15%
Potassium 324.89mg 7%
Total Carbs 15.04g 5%
Sugars 0.68g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.93g 16%
Protein 3.78g 8%
Vitamin C 12mg 20%
Iron 6.9mg 38%
Calcium 112.5mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 320.84 Kcal (1343 kJ)
Calories from fat 110.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.24g 6%
Cholesterol 2.72mg 0%
Sodium 1171.22mg 15%
Potassium 1074.95mg 7%
Total Carbs 49.75g 5%
Sugars 2.25g 3%
Dietary Fiber 13g 16%
Protein 12.51g 8%
Vitamin C 39.6mg 20%
Iron 22.7mg 38%
Calcium 372.1mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.5
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • high fiber

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