For many of us, the mention of Indian cuisine immediately conjures a vision of curry, perhaps the quintessential dish of the Indian subcontinent. Curry is the blend of spices [ever-changing, but almost always featuring turmeric, coriander, cumin, ginger, cardamom, and red pepper, among others] that adds vivid flavor and brilliant color to foods. Different curries can be mild or very hot and spicy. Curry powder is used in India, Africa, Jamaica, Malaysia, Thailand and China.
There are as many ways to make curry, and to make curry spice blend, as there are cooks. Many cooks make their own curry powder, and we carry all the ingredients if you would like to craft a blend of spices to suit your own preferences.
But for the new curry chef, or when cooking for culinary tourists with a reluctant palate, our mild curry powder is the perfect jumping-off place for your adventures in Indian cooking. This mild curry powder tends toward the sweeter side, with just a delicate touch of heat.
Redolent with turmeric and cumin, mild curry powder is a natural choice for vegetable and fish curries when the heat factor needs to be minimal. Adds great flavor to potato, chicken and pasta salads.
One suggested use: heat a little oil or butter in a heavy pan over medium heat. Add a sliced onion, and sauté 6 - 10 minutes. Add your next ingredient, whether meat, poultry, tofu or vegetables, and a few generous spoonfuls of mild curry powder, and enjoy the beautiful aroma as it wafts from your kitchen throughout your house. Add stock to make dish more liquid, bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer. Mmmmm.
Ingredients: Coriander, turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, paprika, garlic, pepper, other spices.