Homemade Mild Curry Powder
This homemade mild curry powder will transform any dish – the mixture of coriander, cumin, cloves, and more is irresistible.
I’ll be honest, we don’t eat a ton of curry. Ben isn’t really a fan of it (remember when I tried to pretend this Moroccan chicken didn’t include all the flavors of curry?).
But alas, I had my mind set on a goal – creating a copycat Panera Bread squash soup. Have you all tried this soup at Panera’s? Ugh – it is SO good. Not the greatest for you in terms of calories but I’m so obsessed with the flavors. My mom loves it too. In fact, when I got an email from Panera telling me that the soup was back in stores (it’s a seasonal offering), I immediately texted her. We have a love affair with this soup.
I did a little research and found that the soup included the flavors of curry. Well, guess what?
No curry powder in my house. So I figured I’d tackle this hurdle first and then share both recipes with you as the end result. My lower calorie copycat version of Panera’s squash soup features this homemade curry powder.
Homemade spice mixes:
I love making my own spice mixes, tailor-made to my own liking, with nothing artificial. Here’s some of my favorites:
- 5 tablespoons ground coriander seeds
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons ground fenugreek seeds (fenugreek powder)
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container until ready to use.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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Husband’s take: He hasn’t tried this…or the soup. It’s been kind of a lunch thing for me.
Changes I would make: None are necessary but if you like a little heat, try adding some cayenne.