Curry is used in the cuisine
of almost every country and can be incorporated into a dish or
even a drink. The word comes from “Kari” which is
from the Tamil language and was later anglicized into “curry”.
Curry powder itself is not a single spice but a blend of different
spices and can be mild or hot. This golden colored spice is one
of the oldest spice mixes and is most often associated with Indian
Interestingly enough, the word curry has a different meaning on
the Western world then in India. In India, curry refers to a gravy
or stew dish. Typically these dishes contain the Indian spice
mix garam masala along with ginger, chili, cumin, coriander, turmeric,
and sometimes onion and garlic, but it can be made up of many
things. In India different curry ingredients are regional. In
the West, when we think of curry, we think of curry powder or
dishes seasoned with it.
While we mostly associate curry with hot and spicy peppers, the
original Indian curry did not have any peppers in it since chili
peppers or red peppers were not native to India. It wasn’t
until Christopher Columbus brought chili seeds back from the new
world and they were traded to India did they make their way into
Indian cooking to become part of the spicy curries we know and
Because of the long history of curry and its adaptation into so
many different cuisines, curry itself can have many different
tastes and colors. Although we usually associate the golden yellow
color (from the tumeric) and pungent spice with the term curry,
it can be mild or firey hot and come in a variety of colors. But
no matter what spices you mix in your curry - it’s guaranteed
to always be exotic and tasty!
Nadia's Curry Café is a fully halaal restaurant in Ushaka
Marine World. Try us for awesome curry, breyani, schwarmas, wraps,
coffee, teas, Indian desserts, cordials, smoothies, milkshakes,
We deliver in and around Ushaka,
South beach and North beach and cater for functions and parties.
We can host your party at our premises.