54.Mild Curry Powder - Garam Masala : Glutenfree

The full text of the book published by Hodder and Stoughton, updated.


Serves 4

2 fresh bay leaves

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 teaspoon cardamom seeds (green or black)

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

1 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon ground mace

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (You can use cinnamon sticks but they are difficult to grind)


• Place the whole spices in a heavy bottom pan and dry roast over a moderate heat. Keep the spices moving all the time until they darken.

• Allow the spices to cool and then grind into a powder.

• Blend the freshly ground spices with the pre-ground spices.

• The curry powder is now ready to use- but don't add too much to a dish.


• You can vary the proportions of all the ingredients to suit your own tastes.

• Other ingredients you can add are:

1 teaspoon ajowan seeds

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

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