Curry powder .whats your favorite

I am using Vencat curry powder, but would like to try a change without going through all the different types . I did try years ago Empire curry powder but cant seem to find any .
So , what's your favorite curry powder . many thanks

Chef_barry68, Apr 1, 11:55 am

Oooh, haven't been able to get Vencat for ages, where have you been getting it from? I tried lots of others when the Vencat stopped being available but didn't rate any of them so I have resorted to making my own mix up. Pretty sure I saw Empire in Cambridge Countdown earlier this morning.

Chef_jaygee1962, Apr 1, 12:15 pm



I got the Vencat at Newworld Tokoroa. I might be going through Cambridge in a couple of weeks so I will check out Empire . thanks

Chef_barry68, Apr 1, 1:09 pm

Empire Madras if you can get it, wasn't any last week in Countdown here so got the Hot one instead but yes either that or Vencat are my favourites.

Chef_cgvl, Apr 1, 3:15 pm

I make my own and it's yummy.

Chef_pickles7, Apr 1, 6:38 pm

There is a shop in Thames that only sells curry powders, seed like black mustard and mustards - its awesome and will deliver I would imagine. Should be able to find it online.

Chef_awoftam, Apr 1, 7:08 pm

Pickles - care to share your recipe. Is it hot or mild?
Many thanks

Chef_clair4, Apr 1, 7:12 pm

yes pickles, do tell, pls

Chef_nauru, Apr 1, 8:05 pm

I don't use curry powder at all - always use paste, much nicer flavour

Chef_sarahb5, Apr 1, 10:43 pm



I think they have closed down awoftam

Chef_barry68, Apr 2, 6:33 am



That's interesting sarahb , what paste do you use . thanks

Chef_barry68, Apr 2, 6:35 am

Come on pickles , stop hiding and tell us your recipe

Chef_barry68, Apr 2, 6:38 am


Usually Pataks but depends what sort of curry I'm making - Indian, Thai, etc. i do have curry powder in my pantry but only really use it to colour rice as easier in the rice cooker.

Chef_sarahb5, Apr 2, 7:44 am

I put a dash of my curry mix in my scrambled eggs.

Chef_jaygee1962, Apr 2, 7:49 am

I buy just any mild curry powder (so that I can hot it up if need be) and have just bought a big bag from Davis Trading as I use a fair bit of it. Normally I prefer to use grind my own spices with my pestle and mortar but if a recipe just calls for curry powder this is what I use. Simon Holst has a fab recipe using I think about 11 different spices that I mostly grind myself so it's a bit tiring on the old arms.

Chef_village.green, Apr 2, 8:34 am

Japanese curry powder comes in blockes in a flat box at countdown curried sausages are just devine with this also curried veg

Chef_ritebuy, Apr 2, 9:03 am

I use a small coffee grinder to do my curry powder.

Chef_jaygee1962, Apr 2, 9:45 am



What ingredients do you use . is it mild medium or hot jaygee

Chef_barry68, Apr 2, 10:02 am

Different dishes require different flavours - currently in my fridge I have tandoori paste, masala paste, green curry paste, red curry paste and korma paste as well as sambal oelek if I want to increase the heat in any of them

Chef_sarahb5, Apr 2, 10:03 am


and baked beans.

Chef_taurus2005, Apr 2, 10:11 am



I didn’t know that ritebuy , I will buy some and try them . thanks .

Chef_barry68, Apr 2, 12:41 pm

It's a fairly mild madras barry68. None of my curries ever taste the same and depending on the taste I want I will either use more onion, garlic, ginger or whatever before I add the curry powder, which also is always slightly different each time I mix it as nothing is ever properly measured. I used two or three different but v similar recipes as my base, one of which is this one http://www.food.com/recipe/madras-curry-powder-174350

Chef_jaygee1962, Apr 2, 12:42 pm



Thanks jaygee , its in my range , mild to medium flavour .

Chef_barry68, Apr 2, 1:12 pm


There are so many recipes on the net. Some are way over the top I have to say.

Chef_pickles7, Apr 2, 4:16 pm


Not willing to share your 'yummy' recipe?

Chef_samanya, Apr 2, 4:31 pm



Were there 2 weeks ago? OMG I so loved that shop no no it isn't true.

Chef_awoftam, Apr 2, 7:18 pm

Try an Indian spice shop.

Chef_tessie2, Apr 4, 11:07 am

Basic curry powder

4tbsp ground coriander
2 tbsp ground mustard
2 tbsp ground turmeric
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp cayenne
0.5 tbsp ground cardamom

But every curry is different, better to go by the recipe than use a generic powder.

Chef_biggles45, Apr 4, 5:22 pm

I get mine from wingate road spices in avondale.

Chef_mecanix, Apr 4, 7:28 pm

A lot of these places make up a 'curry' powder when they clean out the 'dip bins'. So it is unlikely you will get the same flavour twice. Grind your own from fresh whole spices or if desperate use Vencat and if really desperate Pams from PNS, New World, or Four Square

Chef_snapperheadrkp, Apr 4, 7:58 pm

I agree with that or any Asian supply shop. Especially find Malay curry powders very good

Chef_dalkemade, Apr 7, 7:48 am

Baba's curry powder is good. They have separate mixes for meat and fish. Available from Moore Wilsons and prob other places too.

Chef_rumpelstiltskin, Apr 7, 9:02 pm

I'm disappointed that our resident expert, pickles, who has her very own blog sharing heaps of recipes that she's 'crafted' all by herself, won't share her 'yummy' curry powder recipe . c'mon pickles . we are all here to share our special recipes, aren't we? I haven't got many, but what I have , I'm happy to share & I know you are too, so why not the home made curry powder ? We are all keen to learn, aren't we? I am.

Chef_samanya, Oct 30, 6:06 am

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