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Basic Information about Spices and Curry

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And that place is--A Basic Curry Mixture
The basic curry mixture recipe that follows will take the mystery out of making good curries.
For most dishes, all you need to do is simply add vegetables or lentils of your choice, once you have made this basic mixture.

Stir and allow the new additions to cook and blend in with the basic curry mixture. The amount of spices, garnishes and herbs that are used, will make your curry a unique one.
You may use fresh or frozen vegetables, dried or canned lentils, & either Canola, Olive oil or the oils that you usually use to cook.
Most food should be cooked on a medium to low heat.

Here is a recipe for a basic curry


  • 5 tbls.oil
  • ½up finely sliced onion
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 3 teaspoons ground garlic
  • ¼tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsps. chili powder
  • 3 tsps. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • ½ tsp. fennel powder
  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste


  • Heat oil on medium heat
  • Sauté onions
  • Add tomato and spices when onion is still transparent
  • Stir a few times
  • Simmer on low heat with the lid on for about 2 min.
  • The basic curry mixture is done
  • It is now ready for the addition of vegetables or lentils
ingredients for curry

A Basic Curry Mixture
The easy first stages of making a curry.
The spices are blended and tomato is not quite mushy.

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