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Jamaican Curry Powder

This Jamaican Curry Powder recipe is vibrant and flavorful, and is ready in less than 15 mins!
Course Edible Gifts, Sauce
Cuisine American, Caribbean, Western
Keyword jamaican curry powder
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 10.15kcal


Whole spices

  • 1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 teaspoons whole fenugreek seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole pimento berries allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns

Ground spices

  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chili
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • If starting with whole spices, toast spices in a skillet over medium heat for about 2 -3 minutes, until fragrant. Remove spices form skillet and let cool.
  • Add whole spices to a grinder, along with the rest of the spices, and grind.
  • Store Jamaican Curry Powder in an airtight container for up to 6 months.



Jamaican Curry Recipe Tips

  • Go easy on the curry powder, start with less than you think you need and add more to taste.
  • Curries really do taste better the next day, so cook ahead of time and let stand.
  • Sometimes it is best to mix the curry powder with liquid before adding it to your dish.
  • You can use the curry powder as a dry rub on some veggies or protein.

Jamaican Curry Powder Weight Watchers Points

A serving of this Jamaican curry powder recipe contains 0 (zero) Freestyle SmartPoints.

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Calories: 10.15kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.71g | Protein: 0.39g | Fat: 0.41g | Saturated Fat: 0.09g | Sodium: 2.39mg | Potassium: 40.92mg | Fiber: 0.65g | Sugar: 0.09g | Vitamin A: 18.63IU | Vitamin C: 0.38mg | Calcium: 10.77mg | Iron: 0.78mg