Five Unique Ways To Use Curry Powder

Curry Powder We all know that you can throw curry powder into a chicken dish to make Indian food.  Besides this, what else can be done with curry powder besides putting it into Indian recipes?  This amazing blend of spices can...

Curry Powder
Curry Powder

We all know that you can throw curry powder into a chicken dish to make Indian food.  Besides this, what else can be done with curry powder besides putting it into Indian recipes?  This amazing blend of spices can be added to some popular dishes that are well-known in Canada and America.

For instance, most Canadians are familiar with adding a touch of curry powder to chicken salad or deviled eggs.  Curry powder on garlic or cheese bread are also simple additions.

Still interested in more curry powder options?  To get a better idea of where to add curry powder in recipes that you may not have thought of before, keep reading.

An unexpected addition to bacon dishes

When a spice comes from a particular part of the world, it can be associated with the cuisine of that culture - and not much else. Interestingly, curry powder and bacon are a fusion that is long overdue for popularity.  The smokey flavors of bacon will often compliment curry powder in ways that wakes up other flavors.  For instance, adding a dash of curry powder to sausages and potatoes or baked beans takes them to a new level of Unami.

Mexican food with curry powder?

While many of the ideas in this article seem like logical recipes for curry powder, adding it to Mexican cuisine might seem strange at first.  However, India shares a lot of food similarities to Mexico.  For example, they often combine beans, rice, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, lime, and cumin in Mexican and Indian recipes.  This means that curry powder is a potential way to give a wonderful zip to Mexican soups and dishes.  If you do not know where to start, mix a teaspoon of curry powder to a bowl of chili or a sprinkle to a frozen burritos.

Roast some curry potatoes

Potatoes are the perfect sponges for spices, and curry powder is a wonderful addition.  To make roasted potatoes with curry powder, mix raw cubed potatoes with several tablespoons of curry powder, add vegetable oil (not olive oil), and put in the oven for an hour at 450 degrees. The curry powder withstands high temperatures, and the end result is a dish that can accompany a variety of rather plain meats or vegetables.

Roasted potatoes
Roasted potatoes

Curry popcorn trick

Whether you eat popcorn straight out of the microwave or pop it in a pot on top of the stove -- try a sprinkle of curry powder next time it is hot.  Curry powder can also be added to melted butter to evenly spread the flavors.  If you want to increase the heat, try adding a small dash of cayenne.

Warming up leftover soups

To make the same old soup taste different as a leftover, warm it up with a small amount of curry in the pot.  Curry powder works well with savory or sweet soups.  For this reason it can change the dimension of cheese, carrot, potato, or split pea soup.

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