Dupiaza Curry Mild.
A sweet and mild curry ideal for those who don’t like too much heat. A Dupiaza is usually primed with lamb, chicken or king prawns. However, a Dupiaza can also be a vegetarian recipe where cauliflower or potatoes are swapped for the meat and become the main ingredient to sit alongside the onions.
Net content 38g
Serves 6 to 8
Dupiaza means “two onions”, so this curry is predominantly onion based and lighter on the cream than the Korma and Tikka Massalla.
Dupiaza curry is a popular dish in South Asian cuisine, particularly in Indian and Bangladeshi cooking. The word “dupiaza” is derived from the Persian language, where “du” means “two” and “piaza” means “onions.” This name reflects the prominent use of onions in the dish.
The exact origins of dupiaza curry are not clear, but it is believed to have originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is thought to have been developed during the medieval period when Indian and Persian culinary influences were intermingling due to trade and cultural exchanges.
The dish is characterized by its rich, aromatic, and slightly tangy flavors. It typically consists of meat, such as chicken, lamb, or beef, cooked with a generous amount of onions. The onions are used in two different ways: first, they are finely chopped and added to the curry base, and secondly, they are sliced and added towards the end of cooking for texture and visual appeal.
The onions are typically caramelized or cooked until they are deeply browned, which gives the curry a distinct sweetness and depth of flavor. Other common ingredients in dupiaza curry include spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and garam masala, as well as garlic, ginger, and tomatoes. Some variations of the dish also incorporate yogurt or cream for added richness.
Dupiaza curry is known for its versatility and can be prepared with various types of meat or even with vegetables for a vegetarian version. It is often served with rice or flatbreads such as naan or roti.
Over time, dupiaza curry has become a popular dish in many Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants worldwide, showcasing the rich culinary heritage of the region and its diverse flavors.