Many Iraqi recipes call for curry powder, and this is the way I make it. An example of a recipe I use this in often is Layered Carrots and Rice – Jizer M’tubuq. It is best to buy whole spices and grind them yourself. You can see this recipe made here in this video. This is modified from a recipe found on Recipes by Rachel. I think I cut down the cayenne pepper powder even more, as we do not like heat. Feel free to do that also. It is still flavourful.
- 4 Tablespoons freshly ground coriander
- 2 Tablespoons cumin
- 2 Tablespoons turmeric
- 1 1/2 to 2 Tablespoon ground cayenne pepper (or the amount to your liking)
- 1 Teaspoon paprika
Blend together as many freshly ground spices in the ingredients list as you can get and mix with the rest of them pre-ground.
Taste and add more cayenne depending how spicy you like it.
Enjoy in an Iraqi recipe calling for curry powder.