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Top 10 facts about curry every curryist should know about

Curry is now one of the most popular cuisines is the world. From street vendors to restaurants and from some known dishes to some unusual combinations, curry based cuisines are gaining popularity all around the globe. Western world is now consuming Indian dishes at an alarming rate and are now a popular choice. But how well do you know your favorite Indian cuisines. Here are some amazing facts about curry you should know about.

  • The word ‘curry’ is derived from the Tamil ‘karil’, which was a sauce served with rice. ‘Karil’ is known as ‘Spiced sauce’ in Tamil.
  • The earliest known curry was made in Mesopotamia in 1700 BC. The first recipe in English “To make a curry the India way” was in Hannah Glasse’s Art of Cookery published in 1747.
  • UK’s most popular Indian curry is the Chicken Tikka Masala, which accounts for 1 in every 7 curries sold, but Chicken Tikka Masala is not an Indian dish. It was originated in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Curry used to mean a way to prepare leather or the parts of an animal hunted that were given to the hounds.  
  • The phrase “to give curry” is Australian slang for abusing or expressing anger at someone.
  • Commercial curry powder first appeared in Britain in 1780 and was sold at Sorlie’s Perfumery Warehouse, No.23 Piccadilly, London.
  • One of the hottest curries ever made is the ‘Chicken Naga’, made with naga chillies that are more than 100 times hotter than jalepeno peppers.
  • Curry is a blend of spices with a choice of hundreds, and then made into a sauce. It can be green, white, brown, orange, yellow or pink and they can all taste very different. You can contact best camberwell restaurants by camberwell curry house to experience authentic Indian food.
  • Spicy food can help you cool down. This is an interesting fact but in summer hot weather, eating spicy curry will make you sweat and this will result in cooling down your body temperature.
  • Asafoetida, which is a spice often used in curries, is also known as Devil’s dung.

Curries may be either ‘dry’ or ‘wet’. Dry curries are cooked with very little liquid which is allowed to evaporate, leaving the other ingredients coated with the spice mixture. Wet curries contain significant amounts of sauce or gravy based on yoghurt, cream, coconut milk, coconut cream. Contact camberwell curry house if you craving for Indian cuisine tonight.