Curry: An Island Spice Favorite

Curry is a blend of cooking spices that tend to vary by region. Some of the most common spices in this mixture include turmeric, fenugreek, coriander, cinnamon and ginger. 

While curry is a huge favorite in the Caribbean, it did not originate in that region. Many also believe it came directly from India, but it was actually originated by the British during their 18th century involvement in the Indian spice trade. Although India was the first to adopt it into their culture, it is also quite popular in many other Asian countries. Some of these countries include Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, China, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Curry in the Caribbean

Introduced to the Caribbean by the British, as well as by indentured servants who arrived there from India; the spice has since grown into an integral part of Caribbean cuisine. Today, it’s a favorite in chicken, mutton, and even other seafood favorites, such as fish, shrimp and lobster.


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