This ingredient is used in my recipe for Japanese Curry. You can buy it in a can of “S&B Oriental Curry Powder”.
You can also make it at home. Here is the formula, given by S&B in this Japanese article on Rakuten, a Japanese online shopping website. You can make it if you have all the spices (I made it last time I made curry); I will translate it below:
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/3 tsp ground green cardamom (this is two pods of green cardamom, ground)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground clove
1/4 tsp ground bay leaf (this is 1 to 2 whole bay leaves, ground)
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp (3 tsp) ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Put all the spices in a dry frying pan, dry roast over a small flame until fragrant. Set aside to cool; makes 2 1/2 tbsp (enough for one batch of curry, serving 6-8 people.
Use this curry powder to make Japanese curry. Here is the recipe!