World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Curry powder

Article Id: WHEBN0000323204
Reproduction Date:

Title: Curry powder  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Cumin, Spice mix, Curry, Singapore-style noodles, Country Captain
Collection: Curry, Herb and Spice Mixtures
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Curry powder

Curry powder
Type Curry
Place of origin South Asia
Main ingredients Spices (coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, and chili peppers)
Cookbook: Curry powder 

Curry powder is a spice mix of widely varying composition based on South Asian cuisine. Curry powder and the contemporary English use of the word "curry" are Western inventions and do not reflect any specific South Asian food, though a similar mixture of spices used in north South Asia is called garam masala. Curry powder is actually closer to the Tamil sambar powder, and the word "curry" is derived from the Tamil word kari meaning "sauce, relish for rice".[1][2] However, use of curry was prevalent in South Asia much before the advent of Europeans in India. In fact, almost 4000 years prior to the advent of Europeans, curry with key ingredients of ginger, garlic, and turmeric was used in the Indus Valley Civilization.[3]

Contents

  • Ingredients 1
  • Nutritional information 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Ingredients

Most curry powder recipes include coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreek, and chili peppers in their blends. Depending on the recipe, additional ingredients such as ginger, garlic, asafoetida, fennel seed, caraway, cinnamon, clove, mustard seed, green cardamom, black cardamom, nutmeg, long pepper, and black pepper may also be included. Quality curry powder will contain curry leaf.[4] However, the Portuguese importation of the chilli pepper from Brazil and their mixing of other Asian spices enabled the development of 'curi'.[5]

Nutritional information

1 tablespoon of curry powder contains the following nutritional information according to the USDA:[6]

  • Calories : 20 kcal
  • Fat: 0.87 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.66 g
  • Fibers: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

See also

References

  1. ^ "curry, n.2". OED Online. June 2013. Oxford University Press. Retrieved: 29 August 2013.
  2. ^ Harper, Douglas (November 2001). "Online Etymology Dictionary". Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  3. ^ http://www.slate.com/articles/life/food/2013/01/indus_civilization_food_how_scientists_are_figuring_out_what_curry_was_like.single.html
  4. ^ http://www.mccormick.com/Spices-and-Flavors/Herbs-and-Spices/Spices/Curry-Powder
  5. ^ Page, Martin (2007). The First Global Village: How Portugal Changed the World. Casa das Letras. p. 148.  
  6. ^ "NDL/FNIC Food Composition Database Home Page". Nal.usda.gov. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 

External links

  • Foodnetwork's Curry Powder recipe
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.