Have you always wanted to try making curry chicken, or tasting the famous dish from the Indian subcontinent? Indian dishes and cuisines from the subcontinent have always been a curiosity for most of the Western population because of the unique combination of herbs and spices that are used to prepare their dishes. One famous cuisine which has become a fascination for many is the famous curry.
What is Curry?
We are all familiar with curry to some extent. The famous dish has its origins in the Indian subcontinent and is well known for its deep and earthy flavor that develops from the unique blend of savory spices. The sweet spices add a certain brightness to their flavor.
Curry is not a single dish, but a variety of dishes prepared from variations of herbs and spices such as turmeric, coriander, ginger, cumin, freshly chopped, or dried chilies. In Southern India, curry is incomplete without leaves from the curry tree, also known as curry leaves.
The key ingredient used to make curry is a warm, bitter-tasting spice known as turmeric. This spice is also the main flavor enhancer for mustard, cheese, and sometimes even butter.
How to Make Curry?
Curry is usually prepared in the form of a sauce. The cuisine has several varieties, each one differing from the other based on flavor and combination of spices which is generally based on religious practice, cultural tradition, and sometimes even family preference. Each of these variations has a different name depending on ingredients, spicing, and cooking methods used to prepare them.
Curry powder is also marketed in the West. It is a commercially prepared mixture of spices. Curry powder used to be exported to Britain during the 18th century, when a combination of spices, similar to garam masala was sold to the British colonial government as well as the army returning to Britain.
The term is also used to refer to a variety of dishes from the Island Southeast Asia, Mainland Southeast Asia, and Oceania which are commonly consumed with rice. Such dishes are prepared using coconut milk or spice pastes.
Our Favorite Curry Recipes
We all love trying new dishes and cuisines so why not give curries a try? Some of our favorite recipes for curry include curry chicken with coconut milk. The dish has many variations ranging from South India to Thailand and surprisingly, no two recipes are the same!
The delicious ultra-velvety sauce is usually consumed with rice, which soaks up all the flavor enhancers. Its main ingredients include onions, ginger, garlic, coconut milk, mint leaves, and a variety of other herbs and spices!
If you are not up for making a complicated version of the recipe you could try a beginner version which basically includes cinnamon, chicken, cardamoms, bay leaves, and a variety of other herbs and spices that are not hard to find.
You can achieve a creamy texture by adding a few spoonful of cream towards the end, or thick coconut milk.