This misconception always makes me chuckle. Curry is a word that was invented by the British to describe a dish that is made with a blend of several spices. The product called curry powder was invented there.


In India, curry is the gravy in a dish (that was made with spices). Each recipe calls for a different blend of spices and ingredients to make the curry so there is not such thing as curry powder. (There are some common spice blends like garam masala and chat masala but they aren’t called curry.) Curry powder is not sold in India because Indian cooks want to use a fresh blend of the required spices for each dish.


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