Salt-Free Thai Curry Powder

Homemade Thai Curry Powder

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Everyone knows that when it's homemade, it's going to taste better. The same especially goes for making curry powder from whole, ground spices. This salt-free, low sodium curry powder recipe is easy to make and packed with flavor you simply can't find with store bought curry powders.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Indian, Japanese, Thai
Keyword Curry, Low Sodium
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 40 servings
Calories 3


  • Spice or Coffee Grinder
  • Small saute pan
  • Wooden Spoon


  • 1 tbsp Turmeric
  • 3 Bay leaves Remove lower stem
  • 3 tbsp Coriander Ground or whole if you can find it
  • 2 tbsp Cumin seed Ground or whole if you can find it
  • 2 tsp Ginger Ground
  • 1 tsp White pepper ground or whole white peppercorns if you can find them
  • 2 tsp Red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper depending on how spicy you want it
  • 1 Clove whole or a pinch of ground


If using whole spices

  • Gather all your whole ingredients and put them into a dry pan over medium heat. Cook, stirring continuously for about one minute. Reduce the hear to low-medium and continue to stir for an additional 5-7 minutes Click for 7 Minute Timer
  • Once toasted, remove the spices from the pan and pour the mixture into a bowl to cool.
  • Once cooled, put all of the toasted spices into your grinder and grind until you're left with a powder
  • Enjoy!

If using ground spices

  • Mix together all ingredients and enjoy!


This recipe was adapted from The Spruce Eats


Serving: 0.5tsp | Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg