Cape Malay Curry Powder

Cape Malay Curry Powder
Cape Malay Curry Powder
Cape Malay Curry Powder Cape Malay Curry Powder
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3 oz
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Cape Malay Curry Powder is a fragrant, profoundly earthy, salt-free curry blend that brings deep flavor to the kitchen. It’s got a heady aroma, as the citrusy freshness of coriander rises up with floral, peppery ginger, pine-and-pepper sweetness from cardamom, and hints of fenugreek’s maple perfume, with the winking allure of heat. Heat is present when you taste this blend; it greets you first, with cayenne and brown mustard leading the way. The heat lingers, hovering over the grounded sensibilities of turmeric, cumin, and fenugreek, and makes just enough room for the sweet finish from ginger and cloves. We blend our Cape Malay Curry Powder in small batches in our facility, so we can protect flavor and freshness in our product.

Cape Malay cuisine evolved out of the impact caused by European colonization. Cape Town was a strategic stop along Dutch trade routes, and the Dutch needed bodies to provide the agricultural labor that would farm the food needed to fuel their trading fleet. Since they had already established colonies throughout the islands of southeast Asia, Dutch traders brought slaves from Indonesia to Cape Town, South Africa, to work in tandem with enslaved indigenous people. Malay was a common language spoken among the slaves and they became known as the Cape Malay people. Their cuisine is a fusion of Indonesian and indigenous influences, incorporating local cooking styles and ingredients.


Tips From Our Kitchen


The secret to an authentic Cape Town Malay style curry is to balance the heat of the curry with the sweetness of fruit. Try making a curry and including apricots or mangoes. This would also be good tossed with roasted plantains, over grilled pineapple and chicken, or mixed into dressing for a kale and strawberry salad. Add just a touch to braising liquid for pears, or toss over a brie-and-pear grilled cheese sandwich. Add to cherry sauce and drizzle over honey-mustard coated pork chops.

Blended from coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, cardamom, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, organic curry leaves, clove, fennel, brown mustard, cayenne and ginger.


Hungry for more information?

What is Curry?
The Culinary Regions of African Cuisine
Global Grilling Habits
History of Slavery and Early Colonization in South Africa


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.9g1%

Dietary Fiber0.9g4%

Total Sugars0.1g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more

5 out of 5
7 total ratings.

Bettie J. (Verified buyer) 03/12/2022
I love this curry. It I love this curry. It has great flavor. I am new to using curries, and this was an amazing introduction to new flavors.

Ping J. (Verified buyer) 09/05/2021
similar to the taste of similar to the taste of the best Indian curry shop in Penang nice warm feeling in stomach after eating.

Terry R. (Verified buyer) 05/31/2021
Excellent curry powder! Have tried Excellent curry powder! Have tried a few curry powders looking for that special one. This is it. The flavor and taste that it imparts to the curry dishes is outstanding. Adds a wonderful flavor to oven roasted vegetables as well...I now have found a way to season broccoli so that i can eat it!

Johann V. (Verified buyer) 05/15/2021
Very authentic just what I Very authentic just what I was looking for

Melody B. (Verified buyer) 09/02/2018
Delightfully Aromatic and Tasty Blend! Absolutely delighted with the Cape Malay Curry. I bought it to amp up the flavor and aromatic profile of Curries and South African Bobotie. All I can say!!!

Luke J. (Verified buyer) 04/03/2018
Best Curry Powder! I buy this curry powder specifically to make a "sticky curry" sauce for smoked chicken wings. Its bursting with flavor and extremely aromatic. Highly recommend this curry powder.

Jackiy (Verified buyer) 11/16/2017
Cape Malay Curry Powder My customers absolutely loved this spice! I made some Chicken Curry Soup for sampling and they not only ate it all, then bought it all! Will definitely be ordering more...