The word “curry” is a general term used to describe a number of meat or vegetable dishes (often of South or Southeast Asian origin) that are cooked in an aromatic blend of herbs and spices. Though curry is often thought of as a dish with sauce, there are two styles of curry: both “wet” and “dry”. Dry curry should not, by the way, be confused with curry powder; curry powder is a mix of dried, ground spices such as turmeric, ginger, and coriander that can be used in recipes, while “dry” curry refers to the dish itself.Not surprisingly, there are a number of different varieties of curry; aside from the amount of liquid in the dish, different regions throughout Asia and the Caribbean also use their own unique spice blends to create distinct and flavorful curries. Curries can range from slightly sweet and coconut-y (like the Indian Korma variety) to the notoriously spicy Indian Vindaloo.
If you’ve ever wanted to recreate your favorite kind of curry at home but weren’t sure where to start, this handy guide, courtesy of Land & Larks, will help. It has the recipes for six different types of curry paste so that you can make a delicious and authentic curry in your own kitchen.
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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.