Caribbean Home Made Curry Powder Recipe

Curry Powder Recipe - Caribbean Style
Curry Powder Recipe – Caribbean Style

Cades Bay, Nevis
December 27, 2008

Curry Powder Ingredients:

  • 8 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 4 Tbsp whole coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbsp cloves
  • 2 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 Tbsp mustard seeds
  • 4 Tbsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 4 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp star anise
  • 2 Tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 2 Tbsp black peppercorns
  • 8 Tbsp ground turmeric
  • 8 Tbsp ground ginger

Cooking Method:

Dry roast the cumin and coriander in a saute pan until fragrant, just a few minutes. Grind all the ingredients, except turmeric and ginger, in a spice grinder (#ad) (or use a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder reserved for spices only….unless you want curry flavored coffee). Combine all the ingredients. Place in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place for up to several months.

Curry powder has several potential benefits:

  1. Blood sugar control: Curry powder may aid in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of diabetes. A study suggests that higher consumption of curry powder is associated with healthier blood sugar levels, likely due to the presence of curcumin in turmeric, a key ingredient in curry powder. Other research has also demonstrated turmeric’s ability to lower blood sugar levels.
  2. Cancer prevention and treatment: Regular consumption of curry powder has the potential to combat cancer cells. This is attributed to curcumin, which is found in turmeric. Numerous studies have shown curcumin’s ability to suppress various types of cancer cells, including breast, ovarian, prostate, lung, colon, and bladder cancer.
  3. Digestive health support: Curry powder promotes digestive health, primarily because of its constituents, turmeric and ginger. Turmeric strengthens the microbiome of the digestive tract, which consists of beneficial bacteria that aid in efficient digestion. Ginger, another ingredient in curry powder, has been proven to alleviate upset stomachs and reduce nausea and vomiting, particularly in pregnant women.

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