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Jamaican Curry Powder

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"An authentic Jamaican curry powder without hot pepper, which should be added separately to any dish. You can also use powdered versions of any of the ingredients, but for better flavor use whole seed. For authentic Jamaican flavor, you will usually add Scotch Bonnet or Habanero peppers to your recipes. However, if you want to add heat directly to the powder, add 2-4 tablespoons cayenne powder to the mix, depending on your taste."
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20 m servings 12
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 /4 cup)


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  1. Combine the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, anise seeds, fenugreek seeds, and allspice berries in a skillet. Toast over medium heat until the color of the spices slightly darkens, and the spices are very fragrant, about 10 minutes. Remove the spices from the skillet, and allow to cool to room temperature. Grind the spices with the turmeric in a spice grinder. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 12 calories; 0.5 1.8 0.5 0 2 Full nutrition

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I've made this powder twice now, and just love it. As the description states, it is a milder tasting curry but still full of flavor. I made it as instructed, toasting the whole spices first and ...

This recipe results in the perfect curry mix! Great flavour. Don't make the mistake of skipping any of the ingredients. All are necessary for this great blend. Trust me. I know my curries a...

Awesome curry powder recipe. I no longer purchase curry powder. My only problem is that my mother always takes my entire stash whenever she comes over.

Five stars! The aroma and taste of this recipe as written are wonderful. The proportions, in my opinion, are accurate for an accent to any dish calling for curry. I used a mix of brown and yello...

I used this "Jamaican Curry Powder" to make a curried chicken recipe (Allrecipes, Curried Coconut Chicken, ROMA). I thought the curry powder smelled "flat" on its own; however, it was excellent ...

This is a great recipe and tastes just like the Caribbean curries I had as a kid. I didn't think it would work without the usual Indian aromatics and the large amount of anise struck me as weird...

Great combination. Used dried Juniper Berries but rest of ingredients. Used teaspoons, instead of tablespoons, and poured straight into excellent Jamacian Patties recipe on site. Very go...

This "Jamaican Curry Powder" is excellent when used with slices of hot pepper (as directed in the recipe). I have tried about 10 different curry powders, and this recipe (with the hot peppers ...