When most people hear “curry,” they envision smoke pouring out of their ears!
Curries, like any other hot spice, are usually about flavor first and heat second. Our
Curry Powder is no exception and it presents a variety of traditional spices that create a
powerful impact on any sauce. With the zing of ginger and the zip of mustard, this golden
spice puts the flavor out front for everyone’s enjoyment!
Curry powder is a spice mix of widely varying composition based on South Asian cuisine.
Curry powder and the contemporary English use of the word "curry" are Western inventions
and do not reflect any specific Indian food, though a similar mixture of spices used in north
India is called garam masala. Curry powder is actually closer to the Tamil sambar powder,
and the word "curry" is derived from the Tamil word kari meaning "sauce,
relish for rice", or from the Kannada word karil or from the Telugu word kuura.
Most curry powder recipes include coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, and chili peppers in their
blends. Depending on the recipe, additional ingredients such as ginger, garlic, asafoetida, fennel seed, caraway, cinnamon, clove, mustard seed, green cardamom, black cardamom, nutmeg, long pepper, and black pepper may also be included. However, the Portuguese importation of the chilli pepper from Brazil and their mixing of other Asian spices enabled the development of 'curi'.
Coriander, fenugreek, turmeric, cumin, ginger, and mustard