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Bowl of Indian restaurant spice mix with spice dusted plate behind it from the front.
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indian restaurant spice mix

This Indian restaurant spice mix is one of the key tricks restaurants use to make their curries.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: spice mix
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: curry powder, restaurant spice mix
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 320kcal
Author: glebe kitchen


  • 4 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 Tbsp cumin powder
  • 4 Tbsp turmeric powder
  • 3 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp mild curry powder
  • 1-2 tsp kashmiri chili powder - I like a little extra zing
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp butcher's grind black pepper - optional but nice if you cook mostly South Indian


  • Combine all ingredients and mix.
  • Store in a cool place along with all your other spices.


Mild curry powder can be any commercially available curry powder. I personally like Boltz for this recipe but there are many out there.
Chili powder is Indian chili powder. It comes in different heat levels, from mellow to blistering hot. You want mild for this recipe. Look for kashmiri mild chili powder at any Indian grocery store. The flavour is quite distinctive. In a pinch, you can use something like New Mexican Red chili powder.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 1866mg | Fiber: 29g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 11125IU | Vitamin C: 13.6mg | Calcium: 410mg | Iron: 31.2mg