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What is Curry Spice?

What is Curry Spice?

From aloo bondas with a bite and spicy bunny chows to rich curries, fiery fish cakes and curried crunchy potato wedges, curry spice is the special ingredient that packs dishes with robust flavours and a delightful heat. Its versatility and ability to infuse any dish with rich flavours and wonderful aromas have made it a staple in kitchens worldwide.

Today, we’re exploring this spice blend to learn more about how it delivers delicious flavours and fragrances to dishes, and to inspire you with ways to make the most of your curry spice.

The Origins of Curry Spice

Curry spice has its roots in Indian cuisine where it is known as masala. It is made by blending different spices, herbs and aromatics such as turmeric, coriander, cumin, ginger, garlic and chilli. The combination of spices used in curry spice blends varies depending on the region, culture, personal preferences or type of curry flavour trying to be achieved. Curry spice or curry powder's widespread popularity can be attributed to its ability to cater to a wide variety of taste preferences, allowing users to adjust it to their desired level of heat.

As a result of the kick of heat that curry spices bring, this versatile ingredient was historically mostly used in curries. However, over time, it has grown popular as a staple kitchen ingredient, used in a wide variety of ways such as for marinades or seasoning rice, and in various dishes such as tacos, soups, stews and even desserts.

How Curry Spice Could Help Your Health

With all the wonderful spices that can make up a curry powder blend, curry spices could potentially contribute positively to your health. Due to the health benefits of consuming certain herbs and spices, you could potentially enjoy them if they’re included in your curry powder mix. Potential curry spice health benefits are associated with spices like turmeric, which contains curcumin, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. Curcumin has been linked to reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Rajah Curry Spice to Ignite Your Culinary Creativity

If you’ve ever been stuck in the kitchen wondering what spices to put in a curry to add the smokey flavour you love, or which spice blend you can use to add the perfect hint of heat to your seafood pasta, we’ve got the answers. For a high-quality curry powder that will infuse your dishes with rich, delicious flavours and delectable aromas, we recommend any flavour spice mix in the Rajah Curry Powder range.

Rajah has crafted a range of exotic curry powders that have stood the test of time and earned the trust of culinary enthusiasts worldwide. The Rajah curry spice collection comprises six distinct flavours, ensuring there's a curry powder to please every palate and inspire you to create rich, mouthwatering meals in the comfort of your kitchen. These flavours include:

With Rajah’s range of rich and robust curry powders, adding the perfect touch of heat and depth of flavour to any meal is easier than ever. In case you need some meal inspiration using Rajah curry spices, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Roasted Pumpkin & Butter Bean Curry with Spiced Rice Transform your meat-free Mondays into mouth-watering with this wonderful spiced rice and pumpkin curry. Rich, hearty and full of flavour, this dish is perfect for pleasing the family on a cold winter’s night or when you simply want to tuck into something delightfully spicy that’s good for you too.

Boerewors Meatball Stew with Butternut Isijingi This meatball stew is a must-try for a delicious stew with a spicy difference that’s ready in just 90 minutes. The Rajah Flavourful & Mild curry powder adds just the right kick to take this unique and tasty boerewors dish to the next level.

Spicy Pineapple Daiquiris End your dinners differently with these tasty spicy pineapple daiquiris. This delicious drink will make for a refreshing end to any party or dinner that’s sure to impress any guests. Try this vibrant, punchy cocktail and enjoy the delightfully fruity and spicy flavours dancing on your tastebuds.

Curry spice is a versatile and flavourful ingredient that can enhance any dish. For irresistible, aromatic meals that leave a lasting impression, ensure Rajah's curry powders grace your spice rack. With our range of flavours, each carefully crafted to elevate your culinary creations, you're guaranteed a harmonious blend of spices that will ignite your senses and transport you to a world of sublime flavour.

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