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Curry Powder

Curry Powder is a mix of various spices. Contrary to popular belief, curry is a Western invention and does not reflect any specific Indian food.

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What spice can you use instead of curry powder?

You are free to spice your food as you wish. Some people just like to use salt and black pepper. I have sometimes used a mixture of ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise, which works very nicely for some dishes. You can use barbecue sauce (which comes in many different varieties) if you like. Experiment with seasoning and find out what tastes good to you.

What does the name curry mean?

To me, curry mean β€œgravyβ€œ when a Portugues man some piper piper man arrived ins one canoot to India, he come in through the southern somehow, n encounter the delicate spicey dish of some Indian smokey nani, the word kari mean gravy! I prefer mole or BBq chemiccken

Is Indian Curry an English invention?

Not all curries are an English invention, but some of them are. The Balti, for example is an curry invented by the English.

How is Curry chicken made using curry powder?

You simply take any recipe for chicken curry and where it gives a list of individual spices in the menu, simply substitute the same amount (or slightly less) of curry powder.

Here is a quick and easy chicken curry recipe made using curry powder:

450 grams (1lb) chicken breasts, chopped into bite-size pieces

2 medium onions, finely chopped

4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon good quality curry powder

optional: ½ to 2 teaspoons chilli powder (depending on how hot you like your curry)

375 grams (12 oz) chopped tomatoes (can be tinned)

½ teaspoon salt

Juice of half a lemon

Fry the onions in a little oil until it's about to turn golden brown around the edges. Add the chopped garlic and cook for a couple of minutes more before adding the curry powder. Fry over a moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the oil separates and the curry releases its flavours.

Take off the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. (If you don't, the mixture may explode out of your blender!). Pour into a blender or processor with the chopped tomatoes and zap.

Return to the pan and cook for 10 minutes. Taste and add salt as necessary. Add your chicken breast pieces and cook for around half an hour until they are cooked. Test them by cutting a piece in half: if it is firm and white all the way through it is cooked. Turn off the heat, add the lemon juice and give it a stir. Taste and adjust the seasoning as you think fit. It's ready!

Where did the name curry come from?

The name of curry (the spice) comes from Kari which in Tamil (language) means a dish that you have with rice.

The English surname Curry comes from Scottish and Irish place names, or from the French curie. The variant Currier comes from Norman French corier (leather tanner).

Instead of curry powder what can you use only need teaspoon?

Here is a recipe for curry powder. I have run out before and if I am missing some ingredients, it is still good if you have most of these. I have made it with Tumeric, dry mustard, cumin, chili spice and ginger and it was still good. I have also used curry paste. I rarely run of curry powder or the ingredients to make it because it is so good. Try making curried coconut chicken with red pepper and serve on basmati rice. There are many curry recipes that are really easy and fast!2 1/2 tablespoons coriander seeds

2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

2 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon chili seasoning

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1/2 tablespoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon saffron

Grind the coriander seeds, (sieve if any large husks remain)

Blend all of the ingredient together and store in an airtight jar. This recipe makes 3 ounces of curry powder.

When did curry come to England?

it came to england because they liked the english

What should you do if you put too much curry powder in a soup?

Add natural yogurt when serving. Its alkaline blandness takes away the bitterness and heat from the spices.

How long does it take to make peppermint curry?

well dear... it would take maybe... 45 years or so. btw make me sound like i have a british accent.

What is more fattening a curry or a burger?

It really depends on the curry or the hamburger.

What is curry?

Curry refers to a dish of meat or vegetable that is cooked in an Indian style sauce of strong pieces and turmeric. Curry is usually typically served with rice. A flavor with sauce of hot tasting spices is also called curry.

Where can you buy vencat curry powder?

Where can I buy Vencat curry powder

PakNSave, Wanganui

Are diabetics allowed to eat curry?

Yes. My father is a diabetic and he makes curry all the time.

Is curry powder grown?

you can buy it at the super market.

When was curry powder discovered?

The spiced dishes that we call curries come from India, but Indians have traditionally blended their own spices to season their food in home cooking. There is no single, specific blend that the term "curry powder" refers to, as each cook or family would make their own by roasting and grinding the spices themselves. The commercial blends known as curry powders were probably first made in the 19th century, perhaps by Europeans. ("Discovered" is not quite the right word, as there is no such thing as "curry" per se as a spice or plant that could be discovered. The word more properly refers to the dish seasoned with various Indian spices. There is a plant called "curry leaf," but it's not a typical ingredient of curry powder in a jar.) Even among these products, one finds variations from brand to brand. But commercial curry powders are nothing like (not as good as) homemade Indian spice blends.