Benefits of curry
Indians became famous throughout the world for theirA predilection for spicy food. Almost in every dish they add their own special mixture of spices - curry. Very few people know that the word curry has several meanings: it is the name of the leaves of the Indian plant - Murai könig, and the name of the seasoning, sauce and dishes cooked with it.
It is believed that curry - a real storehouse of useful substances andMicroelements. All the ingredients of this seasoning are extremely useful for our body: turmeric provides excellent prevention of cancer and senile dementia, cumin strengthens immunity, cardamom seeds improve digestion, and fennel supplies folic acid.
On the shelves of our shops and supermarketsYou can find many kinds of curry seasoning. In fact, there is no standard recipe for its preparation. Cunning producers have learned to change the recipe and adapt the flavor of seasoning to a particular region.
So it's no wonder that you can meet a European or American flavor of curry. But how to recognize among a wide variety of spices a quality product? Redaction "so simple!" Will tell you!
Unfortunately, in appearance can not be distinguishedForgery. Only after buying a package of curry, you can spend a little experience: dissolve a small amount of seasoning in the water and look at the reaction. If there are white stains on the water surface - a product of questionable quality. If the water is evenly colored in a bright yellow color - the seasoning is good for eating.
To be 100% sure of the quality Curry seasoning, You can cook it yourself. By the way, indians are preparing curry immediately before preparing a spicy dish.
- 3 dried chili peppers
- 1 tbsp. L. Turmeric
- 1 tbsp. L. Coriander seeds
- 2 tsp. cumin seeds
- 2 tsp. Fenugreek seeds
- 1 tsp. Mustard seed
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 3 buds of a carnation
- 2 tsp. Salt
- A piece of cinnamon sticks
- Fry all the ingredients of curry in a dry frying pan over a small fire until tender-brown.
- Grind the resulting mixture in a mortar or with a grinder.
Store the seasoning in a dark, cool place, preferably in a glass container. Do not forget to also learn about the spices that affect our mood!