Do you keep a jar of curry powder tucked in your cupboard? If you can't remember the last time you used it, it's time to dust it off and put it to good use in the kitchen.
What is curry powder?
Curry powder is a spice mix invented by the British to mimic the flavors of Indian cuisine. Recipes vary but the main ingredients in curry powder are: turmeric, dried yellow mustard, coriander, ginger, white pepper, cumin, cardamom and ginger.
While curry powder per se isn't used in India, it is beloved in many parts of the world such as the United Kingdom and the Caribbean.
How To Use Curry Powder
What's the best way of using curry powder? Well, that depends on what you'd like to make. You can use it for virtually anything - from simple sautés to soups, stews, marinades and sauces.
The recipes below will give you a great start for using curry powder in the kitchen. If you want to learn more about this spice, check out our A to Z guide: 26 Things You Didn't Know About Curry.
Uses for Curry Powder: Tempting Recipes
Curried Parsnip Soup
Curry powder adds a lovely yellow hue and a boost of flavor to this creamy soup made with parsnips, onions, tarragon and cumin.
Curried Rice with Seafood
Here is a flavorful recipe of Taiwanese origin featuring rice, seafood, peppers and a generous sprinkle of curry powder.
Curried Lentil Soup
This vibrant lentil soup obtains its beautiful golden color from fresh turmeric and curry powder.
Smoked Tofu Burger
Sink your teeth into this hearty smoked tofu burger topped with an addictive sauce prepared with curry powder, onions and peanuts.
Spaghetti with Tofu and Curry
The chili-soy sauce infused with curry powder and coconut milk makes this vegan noodle dish a winner.
Pumpkin Soup with Apples, Curry and Thyme
You'll love this comforting pumpkin soup. Apples add a touch of sweetness while curry powder provides a beautiful boost of color and flavor.
Whip up your own spicy currywurst sauce at home with our special recipe. Then serve it over Bratwurst, just like they do in Berlin.
Curry powder is the secret ingredient that makes this cranberry chutney pop.
Red Rice Meatballs and Noodles
Crispy rice noodles are the bed for these tender lamb meatballs prepared with red rice, nutmeg, caraway and curry powder.
Mexican Pork Roast
This succulent Mexican pork roast is seasoned with curry powder, sherry, oregano and paprika.