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is curry vegan?
February 08, 2009 05:44AM
i made chana masala last night and it has curry.
is curry vegan?
Kit Kit
Re: is curry vegan?
February 08, 2009 06:42AM
Copied from an internet article:
What Curry Powder Is
Amazingly, it is a Western-made blend of spices from colonial times, incorporating all the best and most frequently-used Indian spices.

Curry powder is largely composed of turmeric. Turmeric is the source of Curcumin, among many other compounds. The other spices and herbs in curry powder, almost every one, are known from early times for improving mental functioning (then called simply "the braynes"winking smiley. Curry powder offers a pleasant, easy way to add these vitally important substances to one's diet. A good teaspoon of curry powder (yes, the kind in the supermarket) per pound of meat in any recipe will make that dish into a mild "curry". Or, use in vegetable dishes. Or, simply keep curry powder at the table and sprinkle it lightly onto your food --- it is already roasted.

There are quite a large variety of spices that are found in the different curry powders. The most prevalent combination is coriander and turmeric, in that order, followed by others. The complete list as found so far by this author is

Coriander Seeds, 8 (# of brands that contain this)
Cumin Seeds, 8
Fenugreek Seeds, 8
Turmeric, 8
Cloves, 5
Garlic , 5
Curry Leaves, 4
Fennel Seeds, 4
Ginger, 4
Chillies, 3
Mustard, 3
Red Pepper, 3
Salt, 3
Cassia, 2
Black Pepper, 2
Poppy Seeds, 2
Anise, 1
Bengal Gram, 1
Cardamom, 1
Cassia buds, 1
Celery Seed, 1
Cinnamon, 1
Dill Seed, 1
Mace, 1
Nagkeser, 1
Nutmeg, 1
Onion, 1
Trifala, 1
White Pepper, 1
Re: is curry vegan?
February 08, 2009 12:37PM
wow, thank you smiling smiley
Re: is curry vegan?
August 03, 2009 05:15AM
Yes grinning smiley...... make sure u get proper indian spices, and its easy to make curries and add meat-alternatives, I love curry hee
Re: is curry vegan?
March 03, 2010 01:36PM
Curry powder is vegan but alot of indian curries and daals require alot of butter and cream so your going to have to find some good alternatives for those. I know a of a brand that sells vegan butter called Earth Balance, but i dont know of any cream alternatives...
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