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Curry powder ingredients comparison

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Rella May 16, 2012 11:55 AM

I have on hand two curry powders - one is organic, one is not.

Both have these ingredients:

coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, cumin, cardamom and cloves.

One has in addition: allspice and ginger.

The other one has in addition: mustard, paprika, cayenne, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Just wondering which one would you prefer to use - other than making your own :-))

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    GrammyM May 16, 2012 12:13 PM

    For years I bought bottles of curry powder one after another because I was disappointed every time. Finally I heard or read somewhere that Tone's Curry Powder was chosen best in some taste test (maybe Americas Test Kitchen?) and I've been using it ever since.

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      Rella May 16, 2012 01:01 PM

      Funny you should mention this, because I, too, used to buy that from either Costco or BJ's which I don't see there any longer. I do now see it on
      http://www.amazon.com/Tones-Curry-Pow...
      for $19.33.
      Do you find it elsewhere than Amazon nowadys.

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        GrammyM May 16, 2012 01:20 PM

        I used to buy Tone's from a website that sold spices, I forget which one. Then I found it at my Costco and of course it comes in the extra large bottle, so I haven't had to look for it elsewhere.

        1. re: Rella
          huiray May 17, 2012 07:25 AM

          http://www.spiceplace.com/tones_curry_powder_spice.php
          http://machenga.com/tone-s-curry-powder-19-oz-shaker.html
          http://www.foodservicedirect.com/prod...

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        LauraGrace May 16, 2012 01:00 PM

        I'd use the first, probably, just going by the fact that I don't love mustard powder in much else besides a white sauce, but it honestly depends so much on what you're making. Pretty tough to make a recommendation without knowing what it's for.

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          Rella May 16, 2012 02:56 PM

          I use curry powder mostly for Indian recipes.
          Actually, I don't care for the spice: allspice (in one) and mustard (in the other.)

          Thanks for your reply, LauraGrace.

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            LauraGrace May 16, 2012 03:49 PM

            "Indian recipes" is about as broad a category as it gets! :D

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              Rella May 16, 2012 04:33 PM

              You're so right. I can think of no other as broad :-)))

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                huiray May 17, 2012 06:59 AM

                "Asian recipes". :-)

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                  Rella May 17, 2012 07:16 AM

                  Perhaps, if we include Russia, Scandinavia, in "European recipes," maybe that might be another 'broad category."

                  Let's see:
                  India
                  Asia
                  Europe

                  What other "broad category? :-)))

          2. re: LauraGrace
            huiray May 17, 2012 07:28 AM

            I'd probably use the first one too but it would be because it is a little more basic. I can add other stuff to it as needed. To me, that nutmeg in the second one (in addition to the other stuff too) skews the spice profile significantly...

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              Rella May 17, 2012 08:23 AM

              Curious, posters, which one do you think is organic and at the same time, more expensive?

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                huiray May 17, 2012 08:28 AM

                No idea. Besides, I'm not sure if the term has any meaning, especially here.

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