Basic Dry Curry Blend

The experts agree – when possible, make your
own curry blend or paste for the best flavor. This
recipe provided by Chef Scott Finley should get you
4 tbsp. coriander seeds
2 tbsp. cumin seed
4 tsp. black peppercorns
3 tsp. mustard seed
2 tbsp. fenugreek
5-6 cloves
1-2 tsp. turmeric
5-6 dried chiles or 2 tbsp. chili flakes
Add all ingredients except turmeric to a dry, heavy
skillet and toast. Once lightly browned and fragrant,
add the turmeric and stir for 10-15 seconds. Allow to
cool. Transfer spices to a coffee grinder and grind
until smooth. Store in airtight container.

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