Curry powder is a blend comprised of spices native to India. In truth, India's vastly varied regional cuisine has given rise to countless such blends, called masalas. But the curry powder (so dubbed by British colonialists) most familiar to Westerners is generally a mix of turmeric
, fenugreek, coriander
, celery seed, cloves, caraway, and red pepper
. Curry powder may be most associated with Indian cuisine, but it also has an affinity for Southeast Asian and Caribbean cuisines.