Here in the triangle we have a number of well stocked Indian markets with everything you need for your next dinner. Be sure to try a few of them before you decide which one suits you.
Here are a few of my favorites in Durham plus a quick recipe for homemade curry powder.
4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.
4201 University Drive
Around the World Market
1708 E Highway 54
Curry powder should always be homemade and can be adjusted according to taste here is a quick and easy recipe.
2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds, toasted
2 tablespoons whole cardamom seeds, toasted
2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds, toasted
1/4 cup ground turmeric
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon cayenne
Combine the seeds in a spice grinder and grind to a powder. Mix in the remaining spices and store in a glass jar.