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Daily Nation : January 26th 2014
January 26, 2014 sunday nation young nation 7 Origin of words/ things/ names phrases CURRY Curry, a South Asian dish, is a heavily spiced sauce to which meat, seafood, vegetables and condiments such as yoghurt and coconut milk may be added to create a tasty dish that is traditionally served with rice and Indian breads such as chapatti or naan. The spices can be used whole or in powdered form. The word ‘curry’ is derived from the Tamil word kari meaning “sauce, relish for rice.” (Tamil is the official language of the Tamil Nadu state in India and one of the official languages of Sri Lanka). It is alleged that the blended mix of all spices, known as ‘curry powder,’ was first prepared in the 18th Century by Indian traders for sale to British citizens returning to Britian for ease of use. The traders made different blends for different curry dishes. A similar ‘curry powder’ used in north India (also available in Kenya) is called garam masala. Basic curry powder ingredients are coriander (dhania), turmeric (bizari), cumin (bizari nyembamba), red pepper (pili pili), ginger (tangawizi), garlic (kitunguu saumu), cardamon (iliki) cinnamon (mdalasini), clove (karafuu), nutmeg (kungumanga) and black pepper ingredients will vary according to recipe or individual taste. Fun Page...
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