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Curry Powder Medium Madras




This Hemphill family recipe has been a favourite of cooks for over 55 years.

Other Common Names

Add extra chilli to make a Durban Curry

Description & Use

Herbie’s Spices Medium Curry Powder is a classic Madras-style of Indian Curry with a mid-range heat level. This curry is suitable for all recipes that simply state to “add x amount of curry powder”. The following recipe is one Herbie makes on Saturdays for Sunday night dinner.

Tip: To make a Durban Curry Powder, simply add 1 Tablespoon of Kashmiri Chilli Powder to 1 Tablespoon of Curry Powder Medium Madras. This is a hot, fiery-red South African curry.

Blended and packed in Australia from imported and local ingredients.

Nutrition table applies only to the curry powder.

Herbie’s Saturday Curry

2 Tbs Herbie’s Spices medium curry
2 Tbs oil 1 tbs Herbie’s Spices panch phora
1 onion chopped
500g beef, lamb or chicken cut into 2cm cubes
2 tsp lemon juice
400g can whole peeled tomatoes
2 tsp Herbie’s Spices garam masala
2 Tbs tomato paste
8 Herbie’s Spices curry leaves
Salt or Herbie’s Spices chaat masala to taste

  • Heat a heavy based pan, add curry powder and dry roast, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon for around 2 minutes, being careful not to burn.
  • Add oil and make into a paste, add panch phora and stir until seeds start popping.
  • Add onion, over a medium heat and stir for 2 minutes, do not overcook.
  • Add meat, about 6 pieces at a time, making sure each piece is browned and coated with spices.
  • Add lemon juice and tomatoes, roughly chopping tomatoes while stirring.
  • Sprinkle Garam Masala over surface.
  • Add tomato paste, curry leaves and salt, stir and turn off heat, cover pot and place in oven at 125 degrees C. for 2 hours.
  • Allow to cool, store in fridge and heat and serve next day.

Watch this video made in 2011 with a younger Herbie, to see how easy it is to start your curry adventure


Coriander Seed, Cumin, Turmeric, Fenugreek Seed, Ginger, Cinnamon, Chilli, Pepper, Cloves

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Nutritional Information
Per 100g
Energy (kj) 1466.4
Protein (g) 12.56
Fat (g) Total 14.06
Fat (g) Saturated 1.61
Carbohydrate (g) 32.49
Sugars (g) 15.94
Sodium (mg) 56.61

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