Many people tell us that our British Curry is the best curry they have ever had. What makes it British? Back in the 19th century, many of the British colonials had fallen in love with the curries that their Indian cooks had prepared for them in the colonies. Upon their return to England, they attempted to re-create the curries that they had loved so much in India. Since they could not bring their Indian cooks back with them, they had to reinvent these Indian curries based upon their memories as well as whatever ingredients they had available to them. Again, there are hundreds of different kinds of curry powder and British Curry is our interpretation of this particular curry style. It is turmeric based, with flavors of brown mustard seed, coriander, ginger, cayenne, black pepper, coriander, cardamom and clove, with a bit of garlic and Vermont maple sugar. It makes a lovely creamy curry with a bit of heat from the cayenne.
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