Curry powder is a spice blend based on South Asian cuisine. The English were the first to standardize the spices from the infamous dishes of India. The base ingredients of garlic, ginger and turmeric were first used in dishes in India almost 4,000 years before the Brits “colonized” India. Now there are an infinite variety of curry powders available.
Madras Curry (also called Madras Powder or Madras Curry Powder) is a spice seasoning flavor that is a classic curry powder that originated in Southern India. There is sometimes confusion about “Curry” as curry is not actually a spice but it is a dish. Curry in this sense is actually a blend of spices inspired by the dish and I love to use curry powder in a multitude of recipes. From Curry Chicken Salad to Chicken Soup, the warmth of Madras Curry is remarkable.
There are several benefits to using curry powders. One is saving the need to buy numerous individual spices. And another is the harmonious balance of flavors without having to recreate the wheel. Madras curry is the style of curry that western tastes expect from a curry powder. But don’t mistake Madras Curry for a bland curry powder as it is certainly rather complex. The spices for this madras curry are ground fresh before packaging, ensuring the freshest spices available. If you crave a different, yet just as bold curry flavor check our Maharajah Curry Powder.
Hand blended from coriander, turmeric, brown mustard, fenugreek seed, cumin, cinnamon, red pepper flakes, ginger, black pepper and cardamom.