How much do you know about curry?

Many of us have eaten delicious curry dishes including chicken curry and seafood curry etc, but don't have the answer to this question. we don't know the where, when and how. The term "curry" is a very broad term in the English language, and when used in everyday common speech, can refer to almost any South Asian or Southeast Asian dish that's spicy and sauce-based.

 

Though each curry dish usually has a specific name to it, any "wet" dish with meat or vegetables in it is historically referred to as a "curry", especially the yellow, Indian-inspired powders and paste that have a high proportions of turmeric and other natural ground spices. These spices have been shown to be good for our health. And that's why eating curry is so fun - not only does it taste great, but eating curry benefits your health.

 

"What is Curry?"

 

The word "curry" is generally believed to be an anglicised version of the Tamil word kari. It is usually understood to mean "gravy" or "sauce", rather than "spices".


Most countries have their own curries, with well known examples being:

India

In India alone, they've divided into Northeast Indian and Nepalese curries, while in the South there are South Indian and Sri Lankan curries.

 

Bengali cuisine features a plethora of curries that, for the most part, are unknown on the International scene, but this lack of popularity is more due to Bengali cuisine being rather low profile because these curries taste GOOD!

 



Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia have very similar taste when it comes to their curry dishes, but there's still a bit of difference due to each of these countries' culinary history. Malaysian curry paste has become a much sought-after item in the rest of the world's kitchen.


Thailand

Thailand is also a popular "curry country" and offers its unique curries, which include Yellow curry, Massaman curry, Green curry, Red curry, Panang curry and Khao soi.

Pakistan

India's neighbor, Pakistan, also has its own curry - Karahi, which is either mutton or chicken cooked in a dry sauce. Lahori Karahi incorporates garlic, spices and vinegar.



Fiji

Fiji has "kare" or "kale," the spice is a popular ingredient in curried lamb, mutton, and chicken stew, often accompanied by coconut milk

Trinidad Ja Tobago

Trinidad Ja Tobago has curry chicken, curry goat, curry shrimp, curry aloo.



South Africa

South Africa has cape malay curries.

Philippines

Philippines has kare-kare made with a peanut sauce.



Jamaica

Jamaica has curry chicken, curry goat, curry fish, curry shrimp.

Germany

Germany has currywurst.



Caribbean

Caribbean has curry goat.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia has wat, a thick, heavily spiced stew.



Now you've gone through a lesson that helps you to answer the question of "What is curry?" You've learned that the answer to this question is different from country to country. The curries that we discussed and shared here are, for the most part, Malaysian curries. Are you interested to discover what makes Malaysian curry so great and popular with the rest of the world?