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curry powder

a powdered preparation of spices and other ingredients, usually including turmeric and coriander, used for making curry or for seasoning food.
Origin of curry powder
First recorded in 1800-10; curry1 + powder1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Dredge with flour and curry powder, add three quarts of boiling mutton broth, and half a cupful of raw ham chopped fine.

  • Is there no return for salt fish and curry powder and dried onions?

    The Bridge-Builders Rudyard Kipling
  • Prepare the onion and curry powder in the usual way; then add the greens.

    The Khaki Kook Book Mary Kennedy Core
  • Curry, as usually made in India, is not made with curry powder at all.

    The Khaki Kook Book Mary Kennedy Core
  • Thicken with flour rubbed smooth in a little cold stock or water, season with curry powder, stir and simmer ten minutes longer.

  • A good plan, however, would be to make your own curry powder.

    The Khaki Kook Book Mary Kennedy Core
  • Sprinkle over these a little salt and pepper and a teaspoonful of curry powder.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • Fry Hamburg steak with onion and curry powder according to No. 9.

    The Khaki Kook Book Mary Kennedy Core
British Dictionary definitions for curry powder

curry powder

a mixture of finely ground pungent spices, such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, etc, used in making curries
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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