To make this meat curry powder, begin by toasting the spices according to size, as they will toast at different rates.
Place a pan over medium heat and toast the cloves, cardamom and peppercorns. Toss a few times, and as soon as they begin to smoke and release their fragrance, set them aside to cool.
Do the same for the cinnamon stick and dried chilies. Next, toast the coriander seeds. Finally, toast the cumin and fennel seeds together. Let the spices cool completely.
- 10 whole cloves
- 10 whole black peppercorns
- 4 whole cardamom pods
- 1 cinnamon stick (about 2-inches/5 cm)
- 4 whole dried red chilies
- 4 tbsp coriander seeds
- 2 tbsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp fennel seeds