Basic curry powder
General curry powder most closely related to podi.
This recipe by default makes a very large amount. Scale as necessary for amounts that will be used within a couple of months.
20 minutes total: attended, 20 minutes unattended
Preheat oven to 170°C / 338°F.
Coriander seeds (indian)
Cinnamon quill, crushed
Cardamom, seeds only (‘decorticated’)
Combine in a oven-safe frying pan or spead on a baking tray.
Toast in the oven until aromatic, 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
Grind to a fine powder.
(Optional) Pass through a fine sieve.
Turmeric, ground (alleppey)
Cayenne, ground (optional)
Add to toasted spices and mix to combine.