What does the word Curry mean in Tamil and Where did Curry Powder Originate?

The term curry originates from the Tamil word kari, meaning sauce.

Today, curry can describe a number of spicy sauces for meats and vegetables usually eaten with rice. Many spices are dried, roasted and blended together in different combinations to make curry.

Curry powder is a special blend of spices used to create the unique flavor of the traditional Indian spice blends. Originally developed by the British as a means of transporting the great taste of Indian curries back to their home country, curry powder can be the secret ingredient to make tastes come alive in your kitchen.

Some curry powders combine extra spice ingredients and more chili powder to provide a more authentic taste for spice lovers.

Commonly used spices used to make curry powder include Turmeric, Cumin, Coriander, Fenugreek, Celery, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cardamon, Salt, and Red Pepper.