Angelo Sosa's Curry Blend Recipe

Angelo Sosa's Curry Blend Recipe
Staff Writer
White Pepper
Arthur Bovino

White Pepper

Angelo Sosa, a former Top Chef contestant, always uses white pepper in his curry blends because he says black is too strong. He recommends using whole spices (because you can’t be sure how long ground ones have been there for), toasting, and then grinding them to use in mixes. While this is his favorite curry blend, he encourages cooks to experiment with different mixtures to find out what works best to suit their tastes. — Yasmin Fahr

Click here to see the Shopping with Angelo Sosa story. 

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons cumin
  • 5 tablespoons coriander seed
  • 2 tablespoons white peppercorn
  • 5 tablespoons turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon clove
  • 10 pieces cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons salt

Directions

Lightly toast whole spices until essential oils are released, cool, and then blend fine, reserve. 

Curry Blend Shopping Tip

Indian food is loaded with many herbs and spices. Make sure you have a stocked spice cabinet and a big appetite.

Curry Blend Cooking Tip

As delicious as Indian food is, the smells are strong and they linger. Make sure to have your stove vents running and a window open if you don't want your furniture to smell like spices for a week.