- 1 tsp bengal gram
- ¾ cup Coriander seeds
- 10 dry red chilies
- 6 tsp gingelly oil
Curry powder was developed by British manufacturers in a bid to create a ready-made equivalent of the popular Indian kari podi (podi meaning “powder”), which colonists had taken a certain liking to while they were at Southern India.
Curry powder is made of a host of ingredients, each having a a unique set of medicinal properties. Once you gather all the ingredients, you can prepare curry powder within 10 minutes in the comfort of your kitchen!
The spice can be mixed with rice, stews, curries, and soups to enhance their tastes and nutrition.
Like most legumes, Bengal gram comprises astounding amounts of protein. Coriander is a wonder spice because of the various health benefits it possesses. These benefits include:
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Digestive power
- Laxative properties
Chilis contain capsaicin, another compound that boosts immunity and increases metabolic activity of your body.
How to make Curry Powder
The word 'curry' comes from 'Kari', a Tamil word for 'spiced sauce', and it is interesting to note that the spice was first made in Mesopotamia as far back as 1700BC.