Curry Spice Blend


Combine turmeric, fenugreek, coriander, cumin, ginger, cayenne pepper (if using), and cinnamon in a small bowl. Thoroughly blend using a fork or whisk. Place in a dark-colored jar with tight-fitting lid and store in a cool cupboard.

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Fenugreek is the spice that gives curry that unmistakable aroma and flavor. If you can’t find fenugreek, just buy a good curry blend instead of trying to make it.

Use this spice blend in recipes such as Lentil Sliders, Tofu Scramble, and Quinoa Power Bowl.

Makes ½ Cup


  • 3 tablespoons ground turmeric

  • 2 tablespoons ground fenugreek (see tip)

  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

From “The Reducetarian Cookbook: 125 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes for Omnivores, Vegans, and Everyone In-Between” by Reducetarian Foundation (Center Street, $21.99). Recipe developed by Pat Crocker. Photo by Ashleigh Amoroso.