Kashmiri Curry Mild.
A lovely rich mild creamy curry. Our Kashmiri curry kit is best made with chicken, lamb, prawns or fresh veggies cooked with onions and the spice mixture in coconut cream or yoghurt and dried fruits (optional). To complete the dish stir in a handful of blenched almonds and/or cashews near the end of the cooking course.
Net content 35g
Serves 6 to 8
A blend of carefully selected spices giving a mild but comforting level of flavour.
Kashmiri curry, also known as Kashmiri masala or Kashmiri red curry, is a popular dish originating from the Kashmir region in Northern India. The cuisine of Kashmir is known for its rich and aromatic flavours, and the Kashmiri curry is no exception.
The origins of the curry can be traced back to the traditional culinary practices of the Kashmiri Pandits, a Hindu community native to the Kashmir Valley. The Kashmiri Pandits have a distinct cuisine that is influenced by the region’s geography, climate, and cultural heritage.
Kashmiri curry is characterised by its vibrant red colour and unique flavour profile. It is typically a mild to moderately spicy curry, as the emphasis is more on the aromatic flavours rather than intense heat. The main ingredient that gives Kashmiri curry its distinctive red hue is Kashmiri red chilli powder. These chilies are grown in the region and are known for their vibrant colour and mild spiciness. Apart from the chilli powder, other key spices used in Kashmiri curry include fennel seeds, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and saffron.
One of the defining features of Kashmiri cuisine, is the use of yogurt or curd as a base for the gravy. This gives the curry a rich and creamy texture while balancing the spices. Other common ingredients in Kashmiri curry include onions, tomatoes, garlic, and a variety of vegetables or meat, such as lamb or chicken. The curry is typically slow-cooked to allow the flavours to develop and meld together.
It is often served with steamed rice or traditional breads like naan or roti. It is enjoyed for its complex flavors, aromatic spices, and the unique blend of mild heat and creaminess. The dish has gained popularity beyond the Kashmir region and is now cherished and enjoyed in various parts of India and around the world.