In India – the country of origin – it is called “masala”. The term generally means all the curry seasonings used to prepare vegetables, fish or meat, served with rice or bread. Depending on different tastes and master chefs skill, a mixture of fresh herbs, roasted and ground, combined with oil, butter or yogurt is added to this great variety of spices in order form a paste which gives flavor to any dish.
Curry – the most used blend of spices in the world
Actually curry is not a spice but a blend of spices. We have included this item in the list to make it easier to find. In Western countries, the best known “curry” is a blend that varies according to the recipes and flavors of each countries. The British are responible for the invention of “curry”: during the colonial period they produced this blend of spices to in order to bring the flavors of India to Europe.
Usually curry is made of 5-6 up to 30 different spices and herbs. The characteristic ingredient in curry is turmeric which certainly gives the distinctive yellow color to the blend, as well as being directly responsible for the healin properties for which curry is well known. Other spices commonly found in curry are pepper (both white and black), fenugreek, chili, ginger, nutmeg, mace, cinnamon, coriander seeds, cumin, garlic or onion and many others. All the different curry blends are characterized by the typical spicy and aromatic flavor, more or less intense, depending on the recipe and its use.
Webb James has developed its own recipe of curry, to garantee a high quality product at a reasonable price. Yet it is able to produce many blends of curry, according to traditional recipes or on customers demand. Privacy agreement guarantees the secret of formulas and protecion of the company know-how.
Once the packaging is open, its aroma cannot last long. It is stored in dry and cool places.