Preparation / Directions:
This medium-hot curry blend can be used in any dish that calls for curry powder.
Remove the seeds from the chiles. Dry roast the whole spices over a medium heat until they darken, stirring or shaking the pan frequently to prevent burning. Leave to cool, then grind to a powder. Dry roast the curry leaves in the pan for a few minutes, then grind and add them to the mixture with the ginger and turmeric, blending well.
* To make Aromatic Curry Powder, add 1 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves with the ginger and turmeric, and use only 2 or 3 chiles.
Source: Jill Norman "The Complete Book of Spices" Viking Studio Books, 1991 ISBN 0-670-83437-8 The book is lavishly illustrated with full color photographs of the herbs and spices- whole, mixed, ground.