A taste abroad – 5 Global Curries
Love Thai curry? We bet you will also love these lip-smacking curries from across the world
Curry- the original comfort food, has always been easy to prepare and a crowd favourite amongst Asian households. The dense flavour of coconut, with a side of flavourful meat, seldom fails to impress. Across the Asian and African subcontinent, curries have been fashioned in numerous ways. From Indonesian to Japanese, these varieties are not too difficult to emulate and can be just as comforting for a curry lover.
Here are some interesting curry recipes from across the world, which you can try at home:
The sweet and savoury Japanese curry is thicker in texture. This is primarily due to the Japanese roux, a thick condensed cube made of butter, flour and curry powder, which is melted into the chicken broth. Add some honey, chicken, big chunks of potatoes, carrots and onions to the broth and serve it with some Japanese short-grained rice or any rice of your choice.
Indonesian curry is popularly made with rendang chicken, beef or goat. The curry paste is prepared with a range of flavours such as lemongrass, onions, galangal, soy sauce, fish sauce, tamarind paste, and cloves. Add coconut milk to your sauce, and once cooked add the beef (or any favoured meat) for a lip-smacking Indonesian rendang curry.
Malaysian curry or gullai as it is known traditionally, unlike other Asian curries, carries with it a slight sourness. To make it, heat oil in a wok, and add some potatoes and cinnamon sticks. Next, stir fry some chicken strips and add the Malaysian curry powder, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass. Add coconut milk, and a comforting delicious Malaysian curry is ready!
The fiery Jamaican curry is made with chicken, but you can choose any other meat you desire. Season the chicken with adobo seasonings (made with garlic, onion powder, pepper and oregano), thyme and pepper. First, sauté the onions and garlic in a pan, and add the Jamaican curry powder, which comprises of cumin seeds, ground turmeric, coriander, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, black pepper, cloves and nutmeg. Let the powder simmer for a while. Next, add the chicken, veggies and coconut milk and serve with a steaming bowl of rice!
Sri Lankan curry
Saving the best for the last, the Sri Lankan crab curry is the most unique in this round-up. Add oil to a pan, followed by onions and garlic. Next add some freshly grounded coconut paste, and the Sri Lankan curry powder made of coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds and peppercorns. Add the coconut milk, blue swimmer crabs and mix the gravy till it thickens. Make sure the crabs are cooked properly, and once done serve your flavourful curry with some rice!
So experiment with some new curry recipes and let us know how they turned out in the comments section below