A “curry” dish could be defined as any dish that has been cooked with a richly spiced sauce. The word “curry” in Indian cuisine actually refers to a stew or more specifically a dish with a spiced gravy. The exact origin of curry remains unclear but with a history going back almost 4,000 years, we shouldn’t be surprised that varying versions of curry are a mainstay seasoning technique used throughout India, South East Asia, Japan, and Africa.
Not to be confused with “curry powder”, a dry mixture of spices, a true curry is wet. Indian curries tend to have flavors dominated by an intense mélange of spices. South East Asian curries are packed with fresh aromatic ingredients such as ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk and chilies with spice blends added to accentuate and balance flavor.
Being that curries are as varied as regions, recipes abound. Our curry products are intended as a foundation, to be used creatively in a variety of dishes and extended to make sauces, broths, stir fry and any dish begging for a rich spice component.