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 Put the mayonnaise, curry powder, lime juice, cayenne pepper and black pepper into a small bowl and whisk until blended. Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 Add curry powder and stir well with the potatoes for a couple of minutes. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 5 Apr. 2021 Season with salt and add curry powder, allspice and nutmeg. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 5 May 2021 Add the garlic, ginger and remaining 1 teaspoon of curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2021 In a small bowl, whisk together 4 tablespoons of the oil, 2 teaspoons of the curry powder, the sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt and the pepper. Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2021 Cheesecake takes the prize for novelty; curry powder lends a pleasant savory note to the almond streusel. Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2021 Whip roasted sweet potatoes with a little coconut milk and curry powder to taste. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 25 Nov. 2020 The sauce, spiced with a little more curry powder, adds heft without hogging the spotlight. Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2021

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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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4 Jun 2021

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“Curry powder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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