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Mad Creations Malaysian Meat Curry Powder

Malaysian Meat Curry Powder

Megan Ellam
For all Baba's Meat Curry Powder lovers here is how you can VERY simply make it at home for that same delicious flavour. Bonus points for its negligible carbs per serve.
4.98 from 36 votes!
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 11 mins
Course Spice
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 serves
Calories 11 kcal


  • 10 whole cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods split
  • 6 whole black peppercorns
  • 4 white peppercorns or 1⁄2 teaspoon of white pepper
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 3 whole dried red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg



  • Lightly toast whole cloves, cardamom, black and white peppercorns over medium heat until fragrant. Remove and reserve.
  • Dry fry cinnamon stick, star anise, bay leaf, and chillies until fragrant. Remove from heat and add to other reserved spices.
  • Fry coriander seeds until fragrant and add to other spices.
  • Add remaining ingredients and cook until fragrant.
  • Blend all spices in blender or grind in mortar and pestle.


  • Place whole cloves, cardamom, black and white peppercorns, cinnamon, star anise, bay leaf, and chillies into mixing bowl. Heat 8 minutes/100°C/reverse/speed 1. Remove and reserve.
  • Add remaining ingredients and heat 3 minutes/100°C/speed 1/reverse.
  • Return all spices to bowl and mill 30 seconds/speed 10.


  1. Store in airtight container for up to 60 days. Beyond this the flavour mellows.


Serving: 1gCalories: 11kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mgNet Carbs: 1g
Keyword baba's meat curry powder, Malaysian meat curry powder
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