This homemade mild curry powder will transform any dish – the mixture of coriander, cumin, cloves, and more is irresistible.

This homemade mild curry powder will transform any dish - the mixture of coriander, cumin, cloves and more is irresistible. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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?

This homemade mild curry powder will transform any dish - the mixture of coriander, cumin, cloves and more is irresistible. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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.

This homemade mild curry powder will transform any dish - the mixture of coriander, cumin, cloves and more is irresistible. Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

 

Please feel free to use this homemade curry powder in all your favorite curry recipes! I love it in this easy pumpkin curry soup!

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:

 

Homemade Mild Curry Powder

Homemade Mild Curry Powder

Yield: about 2/3 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This homemade mild curry powder will transform any dish – the mixture of coriander, cumin, cloves and more is irresistible.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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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Verdict: This is the perfect blend of spices for my soup and I can’t wait to try it in other recipes.
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.
Difficulty: Easy!