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 although we love this Vegetarian Curry with Cauliflower & Chickpeas. Ben isn’t really a fan of it although he is a fan of this Moroccan Chicken, I think because it’s loaded with tender chicken.
But I had my mind set on a goal – creating a copycat Panera Bread squash soup. Have you all tried this soup at Panera’s? 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. And it’s totally delicious!
More 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 Taco Seasoning (and the Large Batch Taco Seasoning!)
- Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Apple Pie Spice Recipe – so easy to make!
- Homemade Fajita Seasoning
- Ranch Seasoning Mix
- Onion Soup Mix — yes, you can use this to make the best dip for potato chips!
- Herbes de Provence
- Beef Stew Seasoning
- 5 tablespoons ground coriander
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 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. Makes 2/3 cup (32 teaspoons).
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