10 Tempting curry recipes to warm you up!

Today is National Chicken Curry Day!  And on a cold day like today, a bit of curry is a welcome thing!  In honor of the day, I found some great curry recipes for you!  Some have chicken, some do not, but they all will warm you up!

10 tempting curry recipes

Curry is actually a generic term for a large variety of dishes originating in India, Pakistan, Bangladeshand Thailand and South and Southeast Asian countries. The common feature?  All curries contain a complex concoction of spices and herbs to give it a “bite”!

Although the ingredients in curries may vary from one to the other, a good thumb rule is that a curry is a dish containing sauted onions, ginger, garlic and varying amounts of spices like turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, chili, cloves and fenugreek.

10 tempting curry recipes

Easy Coconut Curry by Detoxinista

Curry is one of the fastest growing food trends worldwide.  Every region has their own techniques, their own style and their own special blends of spices.  Curry is as unique as the cook that prepares it.

10 tempting curry recipes

 Chickpea and Butternut Squash Curry by Vikalinka

10 tempting curry recipes

Spicy Chicken Vegetable Curry by Citron Limette

Did you know? Curry is extremely popular in the UK.  There are more curry houses in London than in Mumbai. There are about 10,000 Indian restaurants serving curry in the UK, the vast majority of which are run by people from Bangladesh, not India.

10 tempting curry recipes

Thai Curry Chicken Noodle Soup by Foxes Love Lemons

So what is this thing called curry powder then?  Curry powder is a general blend of curry spices made popular in the US.  People in India are surprisingly unaware that there is such a thing known as curry powder. Those that love curry will argue that a true curry dish has its own mix of spices.

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry by Cooking Light

That yellow color?  It’s tumeric that gives curry its intense yellow shade. Also called curcuma, it’s a root that grows in India’s tropical regions. Boiled, it is then dried and made into powder.

10 tempting curry recipes

Curried Chicken Noodle Soup by Coffee And Crumpets

Curry is good for you!  Chili is the world’s most popular spice and is used in most curries. Not only does it give it a nice kick, but it also may help stave off strokes and heart attacks.

Curried Shrimp and Peanuts by Southern Living

Turmeric Is also good for your health!  Recent research has revealed that turmeric is beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

10 tempting curry recipes

Coconut Curry Dip with Shrimp from Betty Crocker

Did you know? Japanese curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan, eaten on average by the Japanese about twice a week.

Coconut Chicken Curry Stew by Better Homes and Gardens

10 tempting curry recipes

Curried Shrimp Chowder by Heather Christo

Having another chilly day?  Whip up one of these amazing Curry Recipes and celebrate the day!

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2 comments… add one
  • Marie@citronlimette January 14, 2014, 10:44 am

    Thank you for featuring my Spicy Chicken Vegetable Curry. Great roundup.

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  • Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons January 13, 2014, 12:27 pm

    Great roundup! Thanks for featuring my Thai Curry Chicken Noodle Soup recipe 🙂

    Reply

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