Iraqi Curry Powder

Iraqi Curry Powder
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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.-UmmBinatThis recipe is courtesy of UmmBinat via
Curry Powder
  • 4 tablespoon freshly ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper (or the amount to your liking)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  1. Blend together as many freshly ground spices in the ingredients list as you can get and mix with the rest of them pre-ground.
  2. Taste and add more cayenne depending how spicy you like it.
  3. Enjoy in an Iraqi recipe calling for curry powder.