Thursday, July 25, 2013

Curry: taste a thousand flavors


Who travel to India and naively wants to visit a field where grown curry plant will be huge disappointment to learn that is not a product but a combination of dozens of different spices. A mathematician may be more accurate, but I'm right when I say that, then the number of combinations curry recipe is similar to the number of inhabitants of India, ie close to 1,000 million.

Curry is the name generally adopted in the West to describe a variety of dishes made with a blend of spices, more or less spicy Asian cuisines developed, east and southeast Asia.
The name comes from the word curry in Tamil language "kari" which dates back to southern India and is used to describe any dish with rice accompaniment. Just as the so-called tree of curry in Tamil language is designated as karuvapillai (literally meaning dark leaves) is an abbreviation of the Tamil word kari-veppilai and is used in many dishes of the state of Tamil Nadu (Southern India) as an accompaniment to vegetables, meat and rice.

The term curry means stew and was adopted by the English language before the arrival of British traders to the subcontinent, and was used to describe the dishes and stews possessed a rich broth various spices.

The term has now spread worldwide, and applies to any dish that has a spicy Indian or Asian style. The term is used in South India and is rarely used in the north. There are commercial mixtures such as curry powder garam masala is called in Hindi, Nepali and other dialects of northern India.

The curry mix often includes the following spices: pepper, basil, caraway, saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, dried onion, celery, coriander, cumin, turmeric, fenugreek, ginger, mustard, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and tamarind . Curry recipe varies for each region and the color depends on the ingredients of the mixture.

Curry Addiction: A number of studies have shown that the reaction of pain receptors to spicy ingredients in curries, including korma, leaving the body to release endorphins and combining runs with a complex sensory reaction to the variety of spices and flavors, this effect provides a subsequent desire or need to return the following times prefer a spicy curry.

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