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.
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".
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
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
Spice Blends Indian Curry Pastes