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REFERENCE

About Indian Beauty

About India and its History

Indian Culinary History

India's Vegetarian Culinary Culture

The Jain Influence on India's Cuisine

The Muslim Influence on India's Cuisine

Indian Cuisine

What is Curry?

The Role of Indian Spices

North Indian Cuisine

South Indian Cuisine

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Indian Restaurant Guide
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Food Pyramid

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Ayurveda

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Curry, Curries
 Curry is now an international dish recognised the world over.   It is a dish with gravy (or is a stew like dish) and had many spices and seasonings and is flavored with hot and sour tastes.

Curry may or may not be made with curry powder.  Curry powder available in the supermarket is not a single spice but a blend of spice. Curries are made with many many spice blends. Some curry powder ingredients are: black pepper, chile pepper, cloves, coriander, fenugreek, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, ginger tumeric and nutmeg. You can mix your own curry powder according to your tastes or buy it ready mixed in the spice aisle of your grocery store.

The classic Indian curry often combines the following spices, coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, cloves, ginger, red and black pepper as well as other spices. One popular variety of spice blend used in Indian curries is called "Garam Masala".

A ‘dry’ curry simply means that there is less liquid involved in the cooking process than you would normally associate with a curry.

Although Curry is not an Indian word - it has come to represent the varied dishes that are stew like or a soupy.  These dishes are cooked in steps with the following seasonings which are called masalas
1.  A base of spices sautéed in ghee or oil
2.  herbs and seasonings like curry leaves or fenugreek may also be added
3.  A secondary level of seasonings are added and include all or some of the following – a mixture of onion, garlic, ginger, and tomatoes
4.  A third level may include coconut milk, almonds, cashews or cream
5.  All curries have a sour taste which may be achieves with lime juice, tamarind, mango powder, kokum or yogurt

We have all the ingredients in our online store to make great curries.  You may buy individual spices, blends or pastes to make curries  -     Indian Spices     Indian Spice Blends    Indian Curry Pastes

 

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What is Curry?

Curry is an English word most probably derived from the South Indian word Kaikaari. Kaikaari, or its shortened version Kaari, meant vegetables cooked with spices and a dash of coconut. It may have become the symbolic British word for Indian dishes that could be eaten with rice.

In India curry means gravy.

In America many believe curry is an Indian spice. Curry powder is sold in many supermarkets. Many dishes in America call for curry powder, which is actually a blend of spices (mainly garam masala) that is mixed with coriander powder and turmeric. In India, Indians would be confused if you mentioned curry powder.

There is a plant, however, that has leaves that are called curry leaves or in Hindi meetha neem or Kadhi leaves. They look like miniature lemon leaves and grow wild in most forest regions of India and are used as a seasoning.

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This work is dedicated to my mother Shanta who taught me the tenants of Ayurvedic Cuisine and Knowledge.

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