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Things you should know when making curry recipes

This page was created in order to answer a few questions people might have when reading online free curry recipes, here and elsewhere. India is a country whose population numbers are much higher that many western countries combined; the main thing though to bear in mind when considering culinary traditions from India is the historical age and richness of the indian culture itself. With this in mind it is no surprise that many cooking methods and ingredients might be unknown to most western readers. This actually makes the discovery of curries even more interesting...

a jar of ghee

What is Ghee?

This, on the right, is a jar of store bought "ghee", known to the middle-east as samna; technically, ghee is butter which has been melted, then boiled, and then has gone through extra refining processes, thus becoming clarified butter. These processes change the nature of butter; raise the smoke point for frying and change the flavour considerably. Ghee is relatively easy to make at home; some families take advantage of the occasional big discounts available on butter to buy a large amount of it and make reserves of ghee...