This Easy Indian Spice Blend is a delicious combination of spices that can be an everyday seasoning for chicken, fish, vegetables or even spice up a soup. This is not a particularly spicy blend. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would say it is a 2. If you want to add a kick, paprika or cayenne pepper can be added to your taste. 

A look at different spices from overhead

When you buy a jar of curry powder from the spice aisle, it is a combination of spices that make up the curry taste. The one I have for you here is not so much of a curry blend, but a blend of spices to achieve a delicious Indian-inspired flavor.

There are so many flavor combinations you can achieve just by adding different or mixing different amounts of spices together.

How to Make an Easy Indian Spice Blend

This spice blend is a combination of:

  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Garam masala
  • Turmeric
  • Dry Mustard
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper

I always have a large and varied collection of spices in my cabinet. Right now I have around 43 different spices. Call me a crazy spice lady (it may seem like a lot) but I do use them every day. Here are some examples:

  • Breakfast (I love fennel seed in my scrambled eggs)
  • Lunch (dried dill for my salmon salad)
  • Dinner (dried basil for grilled chicken)

I use this Easy Indian Spice Blend to flavor my Indian Spiced Peas (picture below) and recently started using it on simple grilled fish and chicken. Can you tell that Indian is my favorite cuisine?  I have almost 20 Indian and Indian-inspired recipes.

A oval plate with a grilled chicken breast with Indian spices peas

Big Batch Indian Spice Blend

This recipe is made in a big batch. This way you can keep the blend in a jar so it is on hand anytime you want to add instant flavor. 

This spice blend will keep for years in a sealed container in a dark cabinet.

How to Remove Lumps from Spices

If you find your spices get lumps, this just means they’ve been exposed to the air and moisture and the lumps can be broken up with a shake or with a fork.

A plate with piles of different color spices with a plate of grilled chicken and peas in the background
Yield: 16 servings

Easy Indian Spice Blend

A grey bowl with small piles of different color spices

A delicious combination of spices that can be an everyday seasoning for chicken, fish, vegetables or even spice up a soup.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 ½ tablespoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Add all the spices to a bowl and whisk well to combine. Use a funnel to pour into a sealable jar and store in a dark cabinet.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 08Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 266mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.