Herbs & Spices
With this one luxurious spice blend, India comes to you!

Fall is one of those times in the culinary world where you can take a breather and really focus on flavor. The rushed flow of summer produce never seems to stop, and you never get a chance to catch up and take a breath. Autumn is that opportunity.

The late summer harvest slows down, the weather cools down and the days get shorter. Now is the time to really hone in on some ingredients and cooking techniques that may take longer than the busy summer season allows.

Madras curry is a complex spice that, when used simply in cooking, can help you create a delicious and delicious meal in no time. Madras Curry is an intense amalgam of coriander, turmeric, fennel, salt, cumin, fenugreek, cumin and chilli. A little salt is added to really bring it all out and balance the intensity of the heat.

All these spices are blended together with great care and skill, combining the right ratio of each to create something truly magical. The curry is bold and powerful, with just a small amount it can take an entire dish from start to finish.

Due to its very strong flavor profile, it is best used to season foods before cooking, rather than as a finishing element.

The blend is complex, fascinating and delicious. Curry – as a stew dish, has been prepared in India for centuries. But the powerful spice blend we know as Curry Powder has a much more recent origin.

The blend is a commercially prepared spice blend first marketed in the West in the 18th century. The mixtures were exported to Britain by Indian merchants. It was a mixture similar to garam masala.

Curry powder itself actually has a very interesting and even controversial history. Contrary to popular belief, curry powder is not a staple ingredient in Indian cuisine.

This exotic spice was first invented for the English in the 19th century, and while not as spicy as some Indian spice blends, Madras curry is noticeably spicier than most Western-style curry blends.

The confusion likely stems from a popular Indian dish known as “curry,” which is made from a spicy sauce along with vegetables or meat, but almost never contains curry powder.

Let's take a closer look at some applications of this wonderful spice blend. It couldn't be simpler to use and instantly applies layers of complex flavor. We used Madras Curry to make a simple but delicious chicken curry preparation.

The skin of the chicken thighs was seasoned with sea salt and Madras curry, then sautéed. A vegetable curry sauce was added and the entire mix was used to garnish some fragrant basmati rice.

The entire concoction was topped with fresh jalapeno, cilantro, and toasted pumpkin seeds. It all came together in about 15 minutes and was filling, beautiful and exotic!

While the history of curry powder may be long and complicated, one thing is not: its uses in cooking! Grab some of our Madras Curry Powder today and start exploring the flavor possibilities.

You'll quickly find that it's one of the easiest spice blends to introduce into all your favorite recipes. Start cooking!

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