Curry powder is a traditional Indian spice mixture that varies widely from source to source. At its most basic, curry is easy to prepare, as it is simply the combination of a few common spices. You can make the flavor more complex and nuanced by adding additional herbs and spices or varying the ratio of the original spices used.
Toast the mustard seed and pepper flakes in a hot, dry frying pan for 3-4 minutes. Let cool.
Combine mustard seed, pepper flakes and other spices in a food processor. Process to a fine powder.
Use immediately or store in an airtight container.
- Curry & Chilli Cookbook; Murdoch Books; 2003