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Homemade Yellow Mustard Recipe

This classic condiment is easy to make at home and tastes just like the store-bought variety! It is quite sharp in taste in the first week but mellows with time. 
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mustard, Yellow Mustard
Appliance: Stainless Steel Pot
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Raksha Hegde


  • 3/4 cup yellow dry mustard powder
  • 1 cup water filtered
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder


  • To make the mustard, warm water in a stainless steel saucepan and add dry mustard powder, water, salt, garlic powder, turmeric powder, and paprika. 
  • Keep stirring for 30-45 minutes on low heat till it becomes a thick, bubbly mixture. Make sure you open your windows and keep the area well-ventilated as the pungency can cause you to cough. 
  • Now, whisk the vinegar into the thick mixture little by little till it comes to the consistency that you prefer. This may take about 7-10 minutes. Take it off the heat. 
  • Let the prepared mustard mixture come to room temperature. Transfer it to a clean glass jar and refrigerate. You can use it for up to three months. 


It is important to use a stainless steel pot to make the mustard as aluminum or copper can cause it to have an off-color. You can also use glass or ceramic pots.