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Curry Powder

Curry Powder (from Hind, kari, an Indian dish) is a powder which is much used in India and Ceylon, and by Anglo-Indians in this country, and in cooking generally, as a condiment to season different dishes into which rice generally enters largely. There are at least forty methods of preparing a curry, and many ingredients, and those in varying proportions, enter into its composition. Among such substances are anise, allspice, almonds, coriander seed, cinnamon, mustard, ginger, cloves, poppy-seeds, cayenne pepper, salt, onions, garlic, turmeric, and scraped cocoanut.