curry powder


Definition of curry powder 

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

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Stir in eggplant, onion, curry powder, and 3/4 tsp. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Mediterranean Poached Eggs with Quinoa," 13 June 2016 Reduce heat to medium; add 4 tablespoons curry paste and 1 tablespoon curry powder and mix well. Atlanta Life, ajc, "7 Day Menu Planner," 2 Mar. 2018 Combine canola oil, cumin and coriander (or swap in 4 teaspoons chili powder or 4 teaspoons curry powder for cumin and coriander mixture). The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spiced Steak & Green Onion Kebabs," 3 Aug. 2016 For a New York cart-style lunch, try Best Worscht in Town, up on Grüneburgweg, where people line up for a currywurst, or a cut-up sausage (pork or beef) with a helping of ketchup and sprinkled with curry powder. Nina Adam, WSJ, "Frankfurt: A Business Traveler’s Guide," 22 June 2018 Sprinkle chicken with salt, curry powder, and black pepper. Lisa Lillien,, "Hungry Girl Shares Her Thai-Inspired Chicken and Creamy Peanut Sauce Recipe," 2 July 2018 Dubois recommends pairing carrots with cardamom and ginger and cauliflower with curry powder, lime leaves, and thai chilis. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Pickle Any Vegetable," 27 June 2018 To the oats, add the coconut oil, Bragg Liquid Aminos, nutritional yeast, curry powder, sesame oil, black pepper, cumin, turmeric, chipotle powder, and paprika, and stir until well blended. Sally Singer, Vogue, "Hollywood’s Favorite Detox Resort Launches a Delicious Vegetarian Cookbook," 13 June 2018 Add coriander seeds, curry powder, curry paste, paprika and cumin. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, "4 recipes from now-closed Terra in St. Helena," 11 June 2018

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1810, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of curry powder

: a mixture of spices that are used in Indian cooking to give a hot flavor to food

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