No home kitchen should be without these basic herbs and spices that can transform ordinary meals into spectacular culinary adventures.
Developed by Japanese Canadian food blogger Caroline Caron-Phelps, our version features all the ingredients that appear in a standard variation of cozy Japanese curry: butter, apple, chicken, carrots and green peas.
Our veggie Thai curry variation is by Thai chef Pailin Chongchitnant of the mega-popular YouTube channel “Pailin’s Kitchen.”
This well-spiced meat-based stew is a warming delicacy found throughout the entirety of the Indian subcontinent.
Red lentils add protein to this meatless main with cauliflower and sweet potatoes. Making your own paste with chiles, ginger and garlic adds heaps of flavor to the dish with just a whirl in the food processor. Serve the curry with whole-grain naan or pita bread.
For an extra dose of flavor, we looked to vadouvan, a mild French-style curry powder that usually contains shallots and garlic. You can find it at specialty spice shops and online, though any mild curry powder will work.