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Poudre de colombo (colombo powder)

Poudre de colombo (Colombo powder)

Learn how to make poudre de colombo - French Caribbean curry
Course Extras
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 250kcal
Author Charla


  • ¼ cup of brown rice uncooked
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin seed
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
  • ½ tablespoon of mustard seeds brown or black
  • 1 /2 tablespoon of black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon of fenugreek seeds
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon


  • On medium-high heat add a medium sized skillet to the stove.
  • Proceed to toast the brown rice until it is fragrant anD slightly golden in colour, rotate and move the pan back and forth so each rice grain is toasted evenly.
  • Then add all of the other whole spice excluding the turmeric, cinnamon and ginger. Again, toast the spices until the a strong in smell.
  • Once toasted set aside and allow to cool for a few minutes
  • Add the whole spices along with the turmeric, cinnamon and ginger to a spice grinder and mill into a fine consistency.
  • Store in an airtight jar, label and use within several months.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 5mg