|Curry is a blend that is filled with much history and misunderstanding. While many folks assume that Curry is an Indian spice it is actually a British concoction dating back to their early involvement in the Indian spice trade in the 18thcentury. The local Indians would grind their spices up as they were needed for each meal enabling them to carefully select the various flavors used for each dish. The British however didn’t understand the individual nuances of this process and just referred to all dishes as “curry”.
Curry powder is also often thought to only be hot and spicy but as is the case when a variety of individual recipes are involved many of these blends can also be a bit more on the mild side. This particular basic curry powder pcks a medium heat and is loaded with flavor. It is ideal for those on the go and don't have time to mix up a batch for themselves or it is also ideal for those that are just experimenting with curry powder.
We also carry a Vindaloo Curry, Hot Curry Powder, Sweet Curry Powder, a southern India Madras Curry Powder, and our premium Maharajah curry. You also find some exotic curry powders such as Garam Masala and Ras El Hanout.
Today curry enthusiasts will often make their own by purchasing the various ingredients whole and then grinding them in a spice or coffee grinder. If you are not quite that adventurous or just prefer the added convenience, then a quality prepared curry powder will fit the bill nicely. Be sure to store your curry in the dark as the tumeric will discolor when exposed to light. Many curry fanciers also like to fry it for 30 seconds or so in oil or butter before using as that process will enhance the flavoring and aroma even more.
Hand blended from turmeric, cumin, cardamom, coriander, yellow mustard and cayenne pepper.
One of our favorite recipes using this Medium Heat Curry Powder is this Caribbean Vegetable Curry.