Simple rules for making a curry

It’s simple really.

If you’re cooking curries there are just a few simple rules to start with.

1. Whole spices and whole seeds first (mustard, cumin etc.)
2. Onions next,
3. Then the curry powder and other powdered spices,
4. Followed by the ginger, garlic, fresh coriander and chillies.

Once you’ve done this, you can add the other main ingredients, along with water or stock as necessary. Finally, make sure you season to taste.

Most people don’t know how to build the foundations to a good curry and fall at the first hurdle. But, get the initial stages right and your other cooking skills will soon kick in. You’ll get the hang of it.

Yellow mustard seed
Fry the whole spices first…

There are lots of other tips you can pick up. These are just the basics, but get these right and you’ll be on your way to cooking Britain’s favourite dish in no time.

It’s useful to have as many herbs and spices as fresh as possible, but it’s also a good idea to bulk buy your spices where you can. GoodnessDirect stock kilo packs whole seeds such as yellow mustard, brown mustard, fennel, cumin, caraway and coriander to help you on your way.

2 thoughts on “Simple rules for making a curry

  1. Great, I didn’t know that! That must be why it never tasted as good as I wanted… Will follow the steps and am curious about the difference it will make.

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