Bollywood Theater Curry Powder

Now available in an 8oz size!

If you ever find yourself in Portland, Oregon, you must stop by one of Chef Troy MacLarty’s wildly popular Bollywood Theater eateries. Chef MacLarty is doing for Indian food what Chef Rick Bayless did for Mexican fare. He’s redefining our understanding of the cuisine.

I worked with Chef MacLarty and my partner in India, Mr. Divakar, to bring together Bollywood Theater recipes and the finest spices in India. The results were so good, Chef MacLarty is now using our masala blends to prepare the food in his restaurants.

Our Bollywood Theater Curry Powder is an authentic Indian spice blend featuring cumin, coriander, black pepper, turmeric and cayenne. It complements chicken, meats, veggies, soups, stews and even french fries. 

Bollywood Theater is a wildly popular Indian street food restaurant with two locations in Portland, Oregon. Both are just a rickshaw ride from downtown.


  • Available in 2oz and 8oz Tubes
  • Formulated exclusively for Reluctant Trading by Chef Troy MacLarty of the critically acclaimed Bollywood Theater eateries in Portland, Oregon
  • Complements chicken, meats, veggies, soups, stews and even french fries
  • Spice sealed in food-grade mylar bag
  • Packaged in resealable kraft tube
  • Bollywood Theater Curry Powder Ingredients: Cumin, Coriander, Black Pepper, Turmeric, Paprika, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Black Cardamom, Cloves, Mace and Nutmeg.

We normally ship within 1-2 business days after receiving your order.

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not business days for us. We need some rest too. ;-D

We put together a Shipping FAQs page if you’d like more details on what to expect.

Due to the pandemic, FedEx is no longer guaranteeing Overnight and 2 Day services, though they should arrive more quickly than other options. Remember, these items too require processing time, but we will ship these out first each day.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 59 reviews
Jo Morris
Vindaloo Masala and Garam Masala

I love these spice mixes. I add the Garam Masala to anything to help add depth to the flavors. I add the Vindaloo Masala to increase depth and add some heat.
Good job - keep making these mixes forever.

Marty Simpson
Wonderful curry powder

We like yours the best

Doris Krautkramer
Garam Masala

Came really quickly. This is my favorite stuff in the history of stuff, basically. So delicious! Thank you.

James Hunter
My grandmother’s curry

Actually my grandmother came over on the boat from Scotland and I don’t recall that she ever made curry powder.. if she had, she would have wanted it to taste this good. Unfortunately, she couldn’t cook.

Anagha Kadam
Spot on

My first purchase was the trio set of Garam Masala, Vindaloo Masala and Tikka Masala. I have tried the first two of these so far, and I absolutely love them. Perfect aroma, strong, balanced and truly distinct from each other. Indian masala blends are usually made from a core set of whole spices and it is all about the right ratios. I was very pleased that the Garam and Vindaloo Masalas have very distinct and unique tastes, as they should. I use Garam masala for everyday cooking, and Vindaloo for a more "shahi" taste, as we call it in India.Tikka Masala has roots in India, but it is not technically an Indian curry dish, much like the infamous "curry powder", which is not a thing in India. "Tikka" is generally a tandoor preparation in India. But I am excited to try what this Tikka masala will taste like and am looking forward to experimenting with it.

I love that this shop has a good variety of whole spices that I have my eye on to make fresh masala blends. Actually what brought me to this shop was a search for South Indian dry red chillies. I didn't find them, but I found so many other goodies including Coorg coffee that has been duly added to my wishlist.

My request- if you plan on expanding your inventory, please consider adding dry red chillies (South Indian/Andhra). North Indian Kashmiri chilli gives a mild heat and good color, but South Indian red chillies is where the big boy fun is at! Also curry leaves would be a popular item I imagine. I know you are Reluctant but mostly I just want you to become my one stop shop for high quality Indian spices is all :).

I also very much love the plastic-free packaging, without making a big fuss about it. Whether the no-plastic is intentional or not, I don't know, but it is much appreciated by me and will contribute to me becoming a repeat customer. My impression of this business is that it is transparent, ethically-sourced and, from what I've read, basically a story of friendship between two people. All and all "First Class!"- as we say in India :)