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Curry World Tour

Curry World Tour

What makes a curry a curry? "Curry comes from the Tamil word kari, which means sauce," explains Corinne Trang, coauthor of Curry Cuisine. According to Trang, the base of spices and herbs used to season curries can be attributed to home cooking practices that originated in South Asia and spread outward from there. "When people think 'curry' the first or second thing that comes to mind is 'Thai' or 'Indian.' All other curries from around the world are based on these two." To help you better understand the curry variations that span the globe, we've put together a roundup of recipes that show just how diverse and versatile curry dishes can be.

Curry Tool Kit
Preparing all kinds of curries is easy when you keep these 10 ingredients on hand:

1  Indian curry powder
2  Thai curry paste
3  Coconut milk
4  Garlic
5  Ginger
6  Onions or shallots
7  Lemongrass
8  Curry leaves
9  Kaffir lime leaves
10  Fresh or dried chiles