Colombo Powder

Colombo Powder
Colombo Powder
Colombo Powder Colombo Powder
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Net Weight:
3.5 oz
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Colombo is a type of curry found on the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe and the seasoning in this dish is known as Colombo Powder. Colombo cooking originated with Sri Lankan emigrants who came to the French West Indies as plantation workers. Poudre de Colombo is a thick curry-like stew traditionally made with goat, lamb or pork.

Colombo powder does not get its subtle heat from chiles like most curry powders but instead from brown mustard and black pepper. The result is a sharper flavor with less heat than more traditional Indian curries.

To make a one pot Colombo you begin by browning the meat (typically pork or lamb). Once browned the meat is removed from the pot and the garlic, onions, fresh ginger and the Colombo powder are added and cooked in the oil and meat juices. Once the vegetables are translucent the meat is then returned to the pot and water is added along with bonaito and calabaza (Caribbean sweet potato and pumpkin). Bring to a boil and then turn down to simmer until cooked. Rice is served separately.

Some variations of this curry type stew include additional ingredients ranging from tomatoes, coconut milk, eggplant, okra and lime juice.

Our Colombo Powder is hand blended from coriander, fenugreek, turmeric, brown mustard, black pepper, cumin, cloves and long grain white rice (as a thickener).

If you're a fan of Caribbean flavor then you'll want to check out our Caribbean Spice, Jamaican Jerk, Adobo Lime, Caribbean Turkey Rub and Mojo Seasoning.

And if you crave unique curry powders then don't miss our Vindaloo Curry, Maharajah Curry Powder, and Garam Masala.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate1.4g1%

Dietary Fiber0.4g2%

Total Sugars0.0g

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

4.1 out of 5
8 total ratings.

Alison S. (Verified buyer) 12/19/2020
So yummy I originally ordered this to make something for my uncle who is from Guadalupe. So naturally I tried making it before I cooked for him... my son who is picky AF loves it. I have only found the one use for it but I will find more soon I promise it’s that yummy.

Tommy Y. (Verified buyer) 08/20/2019
very useful very useful

Anonymous (Verified buyer) 10/25/2015
Colombo Powder We add it to many items such as in egg omelettes and on fish and salmon.

Lynne E. (Verified buyer) 03/03/2021
Need to cook it down As rice flour being the top ingredient, this needs to be cooked down. This won't work as something to sprinkle. Does this remind me of Sri Lankan curry? No, nowhere near spicy enough. Does this remind me of Caribbean spiciness typically associated with Scotch Bonnets? No. I added a lot of minced raw ginger to raise the heat level and that helped.

Liliane T. (Verified buyer) 10/08/2020
Colombo spices I was raised in Guadeloupe Island and and in France where Colombo powder is very easy to get, but in the State not so much, I finally found Spices Inc. sells one that is the closest to the one we find in Guadeloupe island! Thank you.

rafiah w. (Verified buyer) 05/09/2020
flavorful I used it on baked chicken, very tasty.

Pura V. (Verified buyer) 06/21/2018
Mmm Mild

Thomas (Verified buyer) 10/16/2015
Colombo Powder Will not buy this item again.