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Ingredients

For the Curry Powder

For the Curry Dressing

For assembly

For the Homemade Mayonnaise

Directions

For the Curry Powder

  • Toast all the spices except the turmeric in a dry saute pan over medium heat until they are very fragrant but not burned.

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  • Grind the spices together in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle into a very fine powder.

  • Finally, blend in the turmeric powder.

For the Homemade Mayonnaise

  • Combine the whole egg, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard in a blender or food processor and blend to combine.

  • While the blender or food processor is still on, add the vegetable oil in a steady stream until the mixture becomes thick and light in color (almost white).

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the Curry Dressing

  • Add the Homemade Mayonnaise to the cream cheese little by little, mixing thoroughly after each addition.

  • Then, add the finely diced cucumber and mix well.

  • Season with curry powder, salt, and pepper to taste. (You won't need all the curry powder -- save it to spice up something else. It's delicious in soups, rice recipes, and chicken and lamb dishes.)

For assembly

  • Spread a thin layer of Curry Cucumber Salad between 2 thin slices of pumpernickel bread.

  • Chill the sandwiches in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to make them easier to cut.

  • Cut the sandwiches into small triangles and roll one side in chopped almonds.

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