Who would have imagined that Madras Curry Powder would rise to become one of the favourite blends in the world? With the humble ingredients like cumin seeds, turmeric, fenugreek, coriander seeds, red chillies, black pepper, and others, this curry powder has travelled a long way from home. Named after the famous south Indian city of Madras, this is a relatively hot blend that emphasises the distinct aroma and delicious flavours when added to the recipe.
We have two Madras Curry Powders ranging in heat intensities:
Madras Curry Powder versus Plain Curry Powder
There is a significant difference between the ingredients used in both the Madras curry powder and simple curry powder. While turmeric renders an intense yellow colour, spices like cumin and fenugreek add to the flavour. The key difference lies in the heat. The Madras curry powder is hotter than traditional curry powder. This variation in heat levels makes beef madras curry recipe a very popular dish in the world.
This is because chilli peppers are used mainly in the preparation of this blend. Due to the presence of chilli powder, the Madras curry powder has a dark red colour that is more intense than a regular curry powder. Another key difference lies in availability.
While curry powder is considered ordinary, blends made in Madras style is somewhat a specialty.
The ingredients used in Madras curry powder offer a tangy and earthy flavour profile. However, it is possible to vary the hotness levels in the powder and create an array of Madras curry powder formulations. The blend can also have a note of citrus flavour with a bright yellow colour induced by turmeric. This exotic flavour profile renders a delicious taste to the beef Madras curry recipe.
The range of ingredients used in Madras curry powder offers many nutritional benefits
Turmeric, cumin and fenugreek are rich sources of iron. Other components used supply potassium, calcium, and other mineral nutrients.
Most of the ingredients used in the blend are rich in fibre, including fenugreek and coriander.
Chilli peppers and turmeric supply essential vitamins like Vitamins A and C.
These nutrients help to prevent or alleviate many health conditions like
Curcumin present in turmeric is known to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the sudden increase in blood sugar. Both these properties will reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The fibre component present in the Madras curry helps in the absorption of cholesterol into the blood. Also, fenugreek is known to reduce high cholesterol levels in our body.
Removal of Toxins:
Coriander present in the Madras curry blend may help with removing mercury and lead from the body. It can even avoid symptoms of heavy metal poisoning.
Made from the finest spices in the world, the Madras curry blend is one of the finest ingredients to add for making the dishes hot and flavourful. Its extensive aroma and taste make it a staple addition in every Australian kitchen.
Curry Madras – Mild
Madras Curry blend is characterized by a delicious rich earthy tangy flavor, mild heat, and intense yellow color. Although it is not a traditional Indian spice blend, its history goes back to British colonial rule and the city of Madras in southern India.$3.45
Curry Bombay Madras – Med
Bombay Madras curry is named after the city of Madras in South India. The spice blend varies by region, however Bombay Madras curry is a relatively hot curry blend. Our curry blend is quite hot, and emphasises the beautifully fragrant spices, which have a distinct curry aroma and a deliciously intense flavour. It is generally prepared with coconut milk to give a mild and sweet curry.$3.45