National Curry Week

National Curry Week | A Brief History of Curry

During National Curry Week 2018, we wanted to honor the age-old tradition of making curry. The history of each traditional curry recipe is as rich as its flavors.

Usually, curry spices feature complex combinations of turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, and fresh or dried chilies. Curry also generally includes a spicy sauce.

The History of Curry | National Curry Week

The curry tree is native to the southern states of India. The curry tree leaves spice up curry dishes made in southern India.

Curry is an evolution of the Tamil word kaṟi meaning ‘sauce’ or ‘relish for rice.’ The first curry recipe was published in English in 1747, in French in the 1390s and also in Portuguese in the mid-17th century.

Curry recipes and spices traveled across the world through global spice trades beginning in the early 15th century. Today, curry is a popular dish worldwide. You can find curry in many varying national styles.

Depending on cultural preferences and the availability of ingredients, curries range in ingredients and heat level. Additionally, you can make vegetarian curry. You can switch out curry ingredients to create regional variations of curry all around the world.

In the United States, curry powder is widely available. At Masala Wok, we serve up a wide variety of traditional and inspired curry flavors.

During National Curry Week 2018, we are offering traditional Indian and Asian flavors at all of our Masala Wok locations. You can sample any of our classic Indian curry entrees for $8, with lamb and shrimp added for $2, from Oct. 22 – 28 2018.

Additionally, you can make it a full meal, by adding Mango Lassi or any soft drink and samosa for $3, which is discounted from our normal $5 value. The levels of flavor make each curry dish a mouth-watering cultural experience. Stop by any of our locations from Oct. 22 – 28 2018 to give curry a try during National Curry Week 2018.