Time to celebrate everything to do with curry.
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Curry was adopted and anglicised from the Tamil word kari (கறி) meaning “sauce”, which is usually understood to mean vegetables and/or meat cooked with spices with or without a gravy. (thanks to Wikipedia for this definition).
Curry has been around for thousands of years and can be traced back to at least 2600 BC and there is a Roman cookbook, Apicus, with a recipe including pepper, cumin, lovage, marjoram, mint, cloves and coriander.
Curry first reached England in the 17th century when spicy sauces were added to bland boiled and cooked meats.
The first curry restaurant opened in London in 1809 and it’s now so popular that its our national dish.
Curry can vary from the mild Korma to Phaal (extremely hot) made with Habanera peppers.
This link has a good definition of each type.
There are curries from all over the Indian subcontinent and over into South East Asia including Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines and each has its own style, heat and devotees. Even Japan does its own version.
Must Chup Kick and Big Kick add an extra dimension to any dishes you make (including curry) and are available to purchase from our online shop. Big Kick contains Habanero chilli for an extra hot taste.
Have you tried Must Chup in your chilli? Please share your experiences and your recipes in the comments below…
2018 update: We’ve just launched Bad Boy Kick which contains 27% more habanero chillies if you really like it hot, hot, hot. Buy now from our online shop. Available as single bottles or in various gift sets.