curry powder


Definition of curry powder

: a condiment consisting of several pungent ground spices (such as cayenne pepper, fenugreek, and turmeric)

Examples of curry powder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sisters’ go-tos are garlic, onion, and curry powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Rachel Ng, Outside Online, 27 July 2022 Add the onion, garlic, ginger, carrots, celery, apples, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, turmeric, curry powder, and salt. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 26 July 2022 The third element to this dish that exemplifies Sri Lankan cooking is its use of herbs and spices: Fresh curry leaves, cumin seeds and ground turmeric, along with a curry powder that includes those plus a few more spices. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, 10 July 2022 How did Baba’s curry powder become such a vital part of our family’s culinary history? Urmila Ramakrishnan, Bon Appétit, 17 May 2022 But curry powder is no more native to the United States than tomatoes (which grew wild in the Andes before they were cultivated by the Mayans in Central America and may have ended up in the Carolinas via the Caribbean). New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 Over time, Britons adapted versions of their subjects’ dishes suited to their own taste, inventing a standardized curry powder. Shafi Musaddique, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 June 2022 Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume created coronation chicken using poached chicken, chopped onions, curry powder, tomato puree, pepper, red wine, and lemon juice. Shafi Musaddique, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 June 2022 For dessert, Au-Yeung has introduced Chinese fried doughnuts called youtiao, including creations like the KBP, which is topped with Malaysian coconut jam, pandan ice cream, rainbow sprinkles, toasted coconut and curry powder. Emma Balter, Chron, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of curry powder

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of curry powder was in 1810

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3 Aug 2022

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“Curry powder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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