What do you get when you mix crushed jeera, dhania, haldi, mirch, mustard seeds and adrak? A fragrant masala that makes a wonderful foundation for any soup, gravy or sookhi sabji.
It says mild curry powder. Curry is a mixture of spices. ANY change you make to a curry, and it becomes yours and not the author's. PLEASE at least a few of us need to rate it AS IS. It's not like chicken recipes where you get to say "3 more minutes in the oven and a squeeze of lemon saved this recipe." A curry is something you accept or don't accept. That is my story and I'm sticking to it. I think this rendition of a mild curry is excellent. As another reviewer stated, it didn't have any of the sweet spices. I am a home chef for a food publication and just recently, a recipe was given to me that required "curry powder." I bought a bottle, but it's at work, since I also fix lunch for the office. I was desperate because it was the last night to review the test recipe. This mild curry powder was a fantastic base for the "curry gravy." It lends itself to hundreds of variations. But just let this one be. - 30 Jul 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was an amazing mild curry powder. I especially loved that it did not have any of the sweet spices that are put into curry powder nowadays but that really make it taste like garam masala. The only things I changed was substituting prepared dijon mustard (1 tbsp) for the mustard seeds and adding some chili powder (not mexican kind). When I used the mix in a curry dish, I also added a bay leaf. - 14 Apr 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I have made this twice, the first time exactly as written (using a spice grinder) and I wasn't impressed. It didn't have a nice blend of flavor and the cumin seemed to overwhelm the blend. But it was mild, which I was looking for cooking for young children. The second time I used 1T of cumin seeds instead of ground cumin and that seemed to improve the flavor a bit. - 10 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)