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Popular Curries of the World

Popular Curries of the World
There is nothing as soul-soothing and nourishing as a bowl of good homemade curry on a cold autumn day. From the mouth-burning spice levels of India's vindaloo curries to the mellow richness of Thailand's beloved massaman curry, one thing is clear - curry is a craze around the world and we can't get enough of its different variations, meat and vegetable options and unique flavourful spice pastes. Below we have listed some of the most popular curries and we recommend different meat and vegetable substitutions to create the curry that'll never get enough compliments from your friends and family.

Butter Chicken
First invented in the late 1940s by an Indian restaurant named Moti Mahal, butter chicken is one of the western world's most adored curries for its mild sweet flavour profile, created with tomatoes, cream, yoghurt and aromatic spices. Perfect for a weeknight family dinner and a real crowd-pleaser, you can't go wrong with our conveniently pre-made butter chicken paste. Simply add the meat and vegetables of your choice - think carrots and potatoes - and voila, done! 

Vietnamese Chicken Curry (Ca Ri Ga)
Most don't think of curry as being a national dish for the Vietnamese but ca ri ga is one of the southeast Asian nation's staple dishes, served with chicken, carrots and sweet potato. Usually made with coconut milk or cream, Vietnamese curry is less of a thick curry and more of a soupy stew, but equally as delicious. Our Vietnamese chicken curry paste brings together the delicate flavours of onion, lemongrass, soybean paste and spices so you can recreate an authentic version of this classic beauty in the comfort of your own home.  

Thai Yellow Curry (Nam Prik Kaeng Kari)
Thailand's range of curries start at sweet and mild and become eye-wateringly spicy the darker the paste is. Luckily, we have found a curry paste made from aromatics found in the lush surrounds of the country that is more approachable for a range of palates. Nam prik kaeng kari combines pungent turmeric, chillies, cumin and other mild aromatics for a warming bowl of creamy goodness. To save yourself slaving over a stove for hours, cut considerable cooking time by using our Thai yellow curry paste. Simply add the meat and vegetables of your choice - we recommend seafood and fresher vegetables like broccoli, snow pears and baby corn - for a dish that'll get the whole family excited. 

Indonesian Rendang
Ask any Indonesian what they consider to be their favourite dish on earth and we're sure it'd be the cherished rendang by a long shot. Traditionally made with beef and a rempah - a spice paste that blends chillies with garlic, ginger, shallots, galangal, belachan (fermented shrimp paste) and lemongrass - a good rendang should be simmered slowly over low heat for enough time for it to become dry and very dark in colour. One of the most technical and time-consuming curries of all time, we've made it easier than ever for you to impress your dinner party guests with our Indonesian rendang curry paste.

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