3 Tips on How to Craft The Perfect Indian Curry
Updated: Jan 8
The world of Indian cooking has become one of the fastest growing segments of the ethnic food scene in recent years. More Americans have had some sort of exposure to the cuisine known for its diverse range of ingredients; tongue tickling flavors, health benefits, & levels of spiciness.
From London to Dubai, Bangkok to Brunswick, you can find an Indian restaurant just about anywhere these days. Bombay Mahal in Brunswick, Maine has been cooking up some of India's most spicy dishes for its customers for over 30 years as one of the oldest Indian restaurants in New England.
Here are three easy pro tips which can take your next curry from good to great!
1) SPICE UP YOUR LIFE
In India they say there is no life without spice. The key to any good Indian recipe or curry is to temper your spices. The typical range you can find in any home cook or professional Indian kitchen includes mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric powder, cinnamon & cloves.
Start by brining a saucepan over hot heat with vegetable oil until you hear your spies start to pop. Once you hear the spices bursting and leaving a wonderful aroma, you are on your way to creating a truly flavorful dish.
2) 'TIS THE SEASON
Seasoning a curry is an art that cannot be guessed. Make sure you have enough fresh cilantro, onions, garam masala & fresh yogurt on hand to bring added flavor to your dish upon serving.
One handy tip to know is that lemon juice can help neutralize a dish that may have been over salted.
3) KEEP CALM & CURRY ON
Contrary to believe, curry leaves can be the most precious friend you have in the kitchen when it comes to cooking an Indian curry. Different from the bay leaf, they add a warm & deep South Indian flavor to any dish which often many North Indian & Punjabi dishes don't use.
Let us know how your at home curry works out?