Curry powder

Saveurs du Cachemire

Let’s start with a little culinary-cultural explanation: the powder commonly known as “curry” all over the world is called “masala” in India. There is also curry in India, but this refers to a dish based on a thick sauce made of various spices, with vegetables, meat or fish, depending on the region.

Curry powder, on the other hand, is the result of British-Indian colonial history. Generally, preparing Asian curries involves using fresh spices which are then added gradually to the food. The Brits were looking for a bit more convenience in the kitchen, which still got them Indian-style flavours without the need to master the use of each individual spice. 

This is not to say that every curry powder is inherently bad. Arnaud discovered this particular variety during a stay in Kashmir and consumed it without moderation. He soon obtained the family recipe from his Kashmiri friends and commissioned a small factory in New Delhi to make this mixture for him and his customers. A good part of the raw spices that Arnaud collects during his travels around the world are used to make this blend. 

Exotic, spicy, hot and sweet. 

50g packet

7,90 

(€158.00 per 1kg)

Idea

This curry elevates any fish, meat and vegetable dish. Be sure to try it in a sauce with coconut milk – here’s an idea: cut an eggplant into cubes, salt and roast it slowly in some oil until brown, deglaze it with a sip of white wine or sake, pour on the coconut milk and then continue steaming the eggplant until soft. Finally, add 2-6 teaspoons of curry powder, briefly turn up the heat and season with salt. 

This fragrant and spicy Indian curry powder is also excellent on your Berlin-style curry sausage. Or you can use it to flavor mayonnaise for a refreshing noodle or egg salad with a Far Eastern touch.

Saveurs du Cachemire
Arnaud Lory, a backpacker at heart, founded his small spice shop "Les Saveurs du Cachemire" back in 2004. He had originally gone to India to buy wool; once there, he promptly fell in love with spices on his first visit to the market. Arnaud spent the following three weeks dipping his hands into crocus blossoms during the annual saffron harvest. Ever since then, he has made sure to spend at least several months per year away from his native France, always on the lookout for new spices in places such as India, Burkina Faso, Vietnam and Pakistan. Arnaud works exclusively and directly with small producers whose harvest and cultivation respect the ecosystems of the country and their natural balance. Of course, his assortment includes not only exotic spices, but also products from small farmers in his homeland, for example green anise, cumin, yellow and black mustard seeds or pimento espelette. In his French atelier, seeds, powders and other dried berries are packed in environmentally friendly, biodegradable cartons and shipped off to some of France’s most renowned restaurants.