Hot Curry Powder is an all-in-one spice mixture apparently invented by the British in an attempt to recreate tastes encountered in India during colonial times. No self-respecting Indian kitchen would use a curry powder, but when the constituent spices were largely unavailable in Britain, curry powder was the next best thing. Even then many British cooks didn't realise that you should fry the powder in oil and not just add it to the liquid later.
Curry powders have been improved and developed, and many varieties are now available which are ideal for everyday cooking and for making recipes such as coronation chicken or spicing up a soup. A hot curry powder contains more chilli for those who prefer greater heat.
Hot Curry Powder contains: coriander, cumin, ginger, fennel, cloves, fenugreek, turmeric, chilli and pepper.