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Masala Spice – The Curry Guy Spice Blends

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You can order your spice blends based on the recipes from my cookbooks here!

The Curry Guy  Masala Spice Blends… Making my curries and tandoori recipes just got a lot easier!

I am happy to announce that I have teamed up with top quality masala spice supplier Spice Kitchen to bring you the most popular spice blends needed to make the recipes in my cookbooks. 

Many of you have made and tried the different spice blends using the recipes in my cookbooks. Using fresh, excellent quality spices in your curries and tandoori dishes is essential to making them taste amazing. 

In the past I made all of my spice masalas myself but now I can use these delicious blends, saving a lot of time. I have always been one who doesn’t like to take shortcuts when cooking but this is a shortcut I like.

Spice Kitchen uses only the best quality spices in their spice masalas. And they also roast and grind them in house for optimum flavour.

I was super happy with the blends they sent me using my recipes and I now have more time to cook without the need to produce my own blends. 

The Curry Guy spice blends are available in 30g bags for only £2.50. Larger pack sizes available on request.

You can order The Curry Guy spice blends online here.

Mixed Powder – An essential ingredient for making curry house style curries.

One of the things I get asked so often is whether you have to make the mixed powder to cook great curry house style curries. In the past my answer was always yes! 

Now Spice Kitchen have produced The Curry Guy Mixed Powder, I can offer that option too. Mixed powder is a special blend of curry powder, garam masala, paprika, cumin, ground coriander and turmeric. 

It is great to have on hand. You could also use Spice Kitchen’s Curry Guy garam masala and Madras curry powder to make your own mixed powder. They supply the other ingredients needed for mixed powder too. 

I always have mixed powder on hand for my curry house style curries. 

You can order The Curry Guy spice blends online here.

Madras Curry Powder by The Curry Guy

This curry powder is great to have on hand for my recipes. It is far superior to any other curry powder I have purchased.

Madras curry powder is very similar to garam masala with one big difference. Garam masala is a blend of warming spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cumin, ground coriander, cloves and black pepper.

Curry powder is different in that it has those garam masala spices as a base but then other ingredients such as dried onion flakes, chilli powder, fenugreek powder, ginger powder and dried garlic are added.

The first curry powder was developed at the end of the British Raj. Those returning to the UK missed the incredible food they ate in India. Fresh ingredients like garlic, onions, ginger, fresh chillies and fenugreek weren’t that easy to come by at UK shops back then.

So a special blend of spices and dried ingredients was produced. This Madras curry powder could easily be stirred into stews to give them a nice Indian touch. It is also a key ingredient in many of my recipes. 

I should point out that my Madras curry powder blend isn’t fiery hot. It does have a bit to it but it is still on the mild side. 

You could of course add more chilli powder to your dishes if you want them to be spicier. 

You can order The Curry Guy spice blends online here.

The Curry Guy Tandoori Masala

This tandoori masala blend is delicious stirred into curries and marinades.

Tandoori masala is a delicious blend of spice and one key ingredient which is amchoor powder. This gives the blend a delicious tart flavour that is recognisable in many tandoori recipes. 

It is kind of like a curry powder but with a sharper, somewhat sour flavour. 

Tandoori masala is also stirred into a lot of different curries like chicken tikka masala and chicken chilli garlic.

You could also make it into a tandoori paste by frying it in a little oil. This is what you get when you purchase tandoori masala paste. 

Using this freshly roasted and ground blend, your tandoori masala paste will be much better than what you can purchase at the supermarket. 

Often, tandoori masala is red because food colouring is added. No food colouring is added to The Curry Guy tandoori masala blend. 

Also the tart flavour of many shop bought tandoori masalas is achieved with citric acid powder instead of the natural amchoor.

If you are looking for the best tandoori masala I know of, this is the one!

You can order The Curry Guy spice blends online here.

The Curry Guy Garam Masala

I always have garam masala on hand!

Whether you are making my curry house style curries or you want to make more authentic Indian recipes, garam masala is a must. 

My blend of warming spices will get you the flavour you’re looking for. 

You can order The Curry Guy spice blends online here.

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Mick Eastley

Monday 21st of December 2020

Used your base sauce to get me started, was a great success, have progressed to doing it as described in The Bible, same great result! Will keep a packet in reserve but really enjoyed doing it the "Bible" way, great sense of achievement and lots to freeze down. Well done and thank you.

Dan Toombs

Wednesday 23rd of December 2020

Thanks very much great to hear. Dan


Saturday 29th of August 2020

Any news on the base gravy powder please? Just had one of our freezers breakdown And lost all my base gravies (as well as a load of home made gyozas ) such a waste 😩 not going to have time to make any for a while so hoping you’ll be selling the powder soon

Dan Toombs

Sunday 30th of August 2020

Hi Paul There will be an update about the base sauce in the next few weeks when I am hoping it will be available to buy. Thanks Dan

Lallie Pillay

Sunday 16th of August 2020

Hi Dan

I was always excited to read your recipes and try them You cook with Love and passion. I admire how to give precise instructions It helps us use different methods to make delicious n tasty food especially curries. I don't think take negative comments and comments seriously You don't have to explain yourself!

Some people are just unhappy God Bless Lallie South Africa

Dan Toombs

Monday 17th of August 2020

Thanks very much for your nice words. Dan

Dave Brown

Thursday 25th of June 2020

I'm lucky in that I'm surrounded by ethnic shops and have access to probably every Indian/Pakistani/Asian ingredient possible. I love making up spice mixes and often give them away as presents to our foodie friends. I'm lucky that I can source the ingredients to do this but if I didn't, I wouldn't hesitate to use ready made mixes. Selling out my foot! Keep up the good work Dan.

Dan Toombs

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Hi Dave Thanks for your message, great to hear. Dan


Sunday 7th of June 2020

There`s no shame nor "selling out" in catering for all levels Dan.... I would use both the ready mixed for convinience along side grinding my own, mix, which I have been able to do during lockdown.... not so much now though ,while being the house cook and pot scrubber, running a business and a full time job. Your efforts are much appreciated, Thank you. Jon

Dan Toombs

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Hi Jon That's what I do. I sometimes have to use the ready mixed due to time constraints. Thanks Dan

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