What is Curry Powder?
Curry powder is a blend of spices that is commonly used in Indian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian cuisines. It typically includes a mixture of spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, and chili peppers. The specific combination of spices can vary depending on the region and the brand.
Is Curry or Curry Powder Spicy?
Whether or not curry powder is spicy depends on the specific blend and the amount used. Some blends may be mild, while others may be quite spicy. Additionally, spiciness is subjective, so what one person considers spicy may not be the same for another.
Pro Tip – if you ever eat something HOT – like my mouth is on FIRE hot as in SPICY not steaming hot food – Drink Cold Milk! Don’t Chug it, sip slowly till the spicy burn subsides. If you have access to it drink cold sweet milk if available – not ‘milk flavored drinks’. Avoid drinking soda. Water will help but not fast enough.Personal Experiences!
If any spice level curry powder is okay, then try one of these.
Want to try a Mild Curry Powder to start off? Try this one
For a more spicy one – Try this. Or this for hot curry powder with a southern (Madras) twist.
Is Curry flavorful or Hot to taste?
In terms of flavor, curry powder is typically quite flavorful and aromatic, with a warm, earthy taste from the various spices.
It is possible to have a flavorful curry powder that is not overly spicy or hot. The heat level can be adjusted by using less of the blend or by adding other ingredients such as coconut milk or yogurt to the dish to balance out the spiciness.