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Vadouvan Masala Curry Powder

Vadouvan French Masala Curry Powder is a spicy-savory interpretation of Indian masala curry powder, blending classic curry spices with aromatic onion, garlic, and shallot.

  • Ground to fine powder with flecks of garlic, onion, and shallots

  • Warm, savory, aromatic curry flavor with spicy heat from chiles

  • Contains mustard

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    Price: $16.34
    $1.3 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use in any recipe calling for curry powder

  • Season lamb, goat, chicken, or winter squash

  • Add to meat rubs, popcorn, dips, or sauces

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add as needed. To convert to paste, mix equal parts Vadouvan French Masala Curry, olive oil and water. Use more oil to create a thinner paste to use for basting.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.


    Spices, Turmeric, Salt, Onion, Garlic, Smoked salt, Shallots, Sugar, Olive oil. Contains: Mustard.

    Vadouvan is a French interpretation of Indian masala with distinctive French influence, combining classic curry spices of mustard seeds, fenugreek, cumin, coriander, cardamom and spicy chiles with savory garlic, onion, and shallot. This derivative style of curry powder originated in the southern Indian region of Puducherry, which was intermittently governed as a French colony from the late 17th century until the region gained its independence in 1954.

    Vadouvan has a rich, savory flavor that is more familiar to Western palates than many Indian spice mixtures. It can be used as a substitute for curry powder.

    Vadouvan is one of the most delicately flavored curry blends, but it does have a spicy kick of heat. Its bold but elegant flavor can stand up to powerful flavors like lamb, goat or yogurt, but it is also subtle enough to enhance chicken or delicate vegetables. The longer it cooks, the more its rich, roasted qualities come through.

    Classic recipe

    Vadouvan Carrot Soup with Brown Butter Almond Drizzle

    This full-flavored carrot soup is spiced with our Vadouvan French Masala Curry Powder, a savory French twist on traditional Indian curry blends that incorporates garlic and shallot. The brown butter almond drizzle is a simple yet elegant finishing touch that elevates the soup into a dinner party-ready dish.