French Curry 16oz
The tradition of curry meets the wonders of French cuisine in this beautiful full-bodied flavor! This flavor will quickly become the go-to in the kitchen for all proteins including chicken, beef, pork, seafood and more! Vegetables never tasted so good! Read more about this miraculous flavor infusion below.
Ingredients: sea salt, turmeric, garlic, onion, chilies, shallots, sugar, natural smoke, mustard
Let's take a trip to Pondicherry, India together...
Pondicherry (officially renamed as “Puducherry”) is located in the southern part of India. It is also known as the “French Riviera of India.” Pondicherry’s history includes along, interesting tale of trade and war encompassing both Hindu and European cultures.
The history of Pondicherry takes you back to the first century. The city was along time, established trade route that connected Rome and the Southern region of India. Unlike other areas of India, Pondicherry escaped from the rule of the Muslims. By the mid- 1600's, Pondicherry was dominated by the French, the Dutch and the English. The French rule in Pondicherry started in the 17th century, when the French had been invited to start trading units in Pondicherry. The invitation raised competition in trade between the French and the Dutch who had already settled in the region and set up their business unit. The first governor of Pondicherry was Frenchman, Francois Martin who assumed office in the year 1674. His efforts as governor focused on successfully converting Pondicherry into an emerging port town from a small fishing village. This lucrative success drove Pondicherry into great conflicts and war between the French and the English. The French rule in Pondicherry lasted till 1954 when the territory acceded to the Union of India.
While Pondicherry is indeed a part of India, there is still a strong French influence in the city, especially in the old quarters. The Rues and Boulevards are lined with French Colonial and Mediterranean style houses. French as a language is still spoken which makes for rather pleasant mix of East meeting West.
This is a French interpretation of an Indian Masala called, “Vadouvan,” from the Pondicherry region of southern India where the French colonial influence is still felt today. It has a rich, savory flavor that is more familiar to Western palates than many Indian spice mixtures. The traditional Indian curry flavors of turmeric, cumin, curry leaves, and coriander are given a sophisticated French twist with the addition of grated shallots. Use this spice to make French-style curried chicken salad, as a marinade for shrimp or fish, or wherever you would use regular curry powder.