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Curry powder

What is curry powder? About the ingredient curry powder. Including 893 recipes with curry powder, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


Curry powder is a mixture of spices of widely varying composition based on South Asian cuisine. Curry powder, and the contemporary English use of the word curry are Western inventions and do not reflect any specific Indian food.

The word curry is widely believed to be a corruption of the Tamil word kari, meaning something like sauce, but it may instead be derived from the French cuire meaning "to cook".

In the western world, curry powder mixtures tend to have a fairly standardized taste, though a great variety of spice mixtures are used in Indian cuisine.

Indian cooks often have readier access to a variety of fresh spices than their foreign counterparts. Some curry cooks will have their own specific mixtures for different recipes. These are often passed down from parent to child.


Most recipes and producers of curry powder usually include corianderturmericcuminfenugreek, and red pepper in their blends. Depending on the recipe, additional ingredients such asgingergarlicasafoetidafennel seedcarawaycinnamonclovemustard seedgreen cardamomblack cardamommacenutmeglong pepper, and black pepper may also be added.

It should be remembered that curry powder is more of a generic term for blend of different spices. As with many things, curry powder can have more spices added to the mixture, whilst cooking, to suit the tastes of a particular individual.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (6g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 19Calories from Fat 7
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.8g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.5g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0.2
Protein 0.8g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Curry powder is usually found in the spices section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Curry powder is a member of the Spices and Herbs USDA nutritional food group.

How much does curry powder weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 6
1 tsp 2

In Chinese:咖喱粉
British (UK) term: Curry powder
en français:poudre de curry
en español:polvo de curry

Recipes using curry powder

There are 868 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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