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The word ‘curry’ refers to a dish which contains herbs and spices, and usually fresh or dried chili peppers. A curry can be wet or dry, and it might include curry leaves from the curry tree, although a lot do not. Spices may be whole or ground, raw or cooked, and they can be added at different stages of the recipe to give different results. Blended curry powder which is popular in the West is often not used in Asia and other areas where cooks prefer to use individual spices instead.

A curry might include meat such as chicken, beef, mutton, goat, duck, or pork, it might include fish or seafood, or it might be vegetarian, based on vegetables or lentils and pulses. Typical spices found in South Asian curries include coriander, cumin and turmeric, although there are many other spices which can be used, and it often depends which meat, fish or main protein is going into the curry, as well as what is locally available.

There are plenty of sub-styles and variations in curry recipes, even in the same country. A large country might eat fish and seafood curries around the coastline and then more pork or goat curries further inland, while the spices and even the styles of the curries can change, ranging from mild to hot, bitter to sweet, or even wet to dry, depending on local preference. Some curries are famous all over the world, including red and green Thai curries and Indian chicken tikka masala, while others are rarely included in cookbooks or websites. Many others are passed down the generations by word of mouth, meaning Westerners rarely hear of such gems or learn how to prepare them.

Making your own curries means you can go as authentic as you wish. As long as you have the recipe and a close approximation of the ingredients you can put the dish together, although not all fresh spices are available everywhere and the end flavor might not be exactly the same. Everyone has their own individual preferences. A lot of curry fans enjoy rich, creamy curries made with coconut, fruit and nuts, while some people enjoy their curries hot, spicy and even slightly bitter. There are literally thousands of different recipes for curry, and we are going to take a look at some of the most popular ones in each region.

Curry Regions

Infograph showing many of the most popular places for making and using curry in your cooking recipes. This is not an all-inclusive list but gives a pretty thorough idea of many of the possibilities. Laid out for quick reference to what you need to know…

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

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