Do you love Indian food as much as I do? After several years of experimenting with healthy Indian recipes at home, I have come up with a curry recipe. I love spices, their smells and they way they can mesh together in such unexpected yet delicious ways.

One way to enhance the flavors of spices is by toasting them – I would highly recommend doing this before you attempt to make any recipe that calls for whole seeds or pods of a spice.

One of my favorite places in the whole universe to get my spices (among other fantastic healthy finds) is Good Earth in Broad Ripple. They have an economic and affordable spice room where you can buy spices by the ounce so they do not go bad if you just need a bit. And, they are also a sponsor of Becky’s Healthy Kitchen Classes!

SO, step by step – Here is how its done!


1 Tb fenugreek seeds
1 Tb cumin seeds
1TB coriander seeds
5 cardamom pods
1 star anise
¼ tsp mustard seeds
¼ tsp white pepper
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ancho chile powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves

Place all ingredients in a small nonstick pan and toast over medium heat until they become fragrant, approx 5-6 minutes.

keep stirring them so they don't burn!

After the spices have been toasted, place carefully into a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder and grind them to the desired consistency.

get ready to get crunched, spices!

I like mine in more of a fine powder…

spicy and aromatic. yum.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!