What Is Curry Powder?

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A more recent, and more comprehensive, blog about curry powder has been published since this original blog was written. The more recent blog is titled “Curry Powder – The Spice of Life“.

Curry powder itself was actually developed by the British who wanted to take the taste of India home with them, without having the hassle of dealing with fresh spices.

Because of this Curry Powder in the western world has a fairly standard taste, however in India itself there are millions of different curry flavours.

A curry as a dish may or may not contain curry powder and this is where it can get confusing.

Traditional curries from India often will not contain any curry powder at all, however if you are living in the western world it is quite likely that a dish that you create will contain curry powder.

There are lots of different recipes for making your own curry powder. Each different recipe has it’s own flavours and taste sensations.

How To Make Your Own Curry Powder

Here’s a simple recipe to create your own Curry Powder. There is a spice recipes category where you can find more curry powder recipes. Additional recipes will be added to this category as and when they are published.

You can adjust the ingredients to your own particular tastes until you find your perfect recipe.

If you are thinking of using commercially prepared curry powder, buy the best one you can afford. Some are truly dreadful.

If you are in the UK, Barts and Fox’s are good and reliable and Rajah are excellent.

Here is another recipe we found on youtube if you prefer to watch rather than read.

Homemade Curry Powder Recipe

Health Benefits

Curry powder generally contains turmeric and recently German researchers have found that aromatic-turmerone can help boost brain repair.

Neural stem cells (NSCs) play a role when it comes to neurodegenerative strokes and diseases, and it is believed that with the targeted activation of NSCs (which is where turmeric plays a role), there can be improvement in recovery.

Turmeric is also known to be used in the treatment of inflammatory conditions and is a great source of antioxidants.

There is no doubt that curry powder is one of the better things you could be putting in your body so make sure you check out our delicious recipes and get cooking!

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