What's the difference between madras-curry and muchi-curry powders?

I have the latter, and I want to make a recipe that calls for the former.

  • Posted by: mwb
  • February 22, 2011


mwb February 23, 2011
I am planning to make a chicken curry with a coconut-milk sauce. Thanks!
pauljoseph February 22, 2011
mwp can you please tell what recipe you are going to cook
mwb February 22, 2011
Thanks to you both! The recipe I have also calls for cumin and coriander, so I think I'll try your suggestion, kathleen440.
kathleen440 February 22, 2011
Muchi curry powder is spicier than madras, but if I remember correctly both are Anglo-style curry powders - extra heavy on turmeric, cardamom, and other brightly colored, highly aromatic spices.

You could use the muchi powder and just end up with a spicier version of the original recipe; or, you could cut the muchi powder with a mixture of ground cumin and coriander for a less spicy dish.
Erin J. February 22, 2011
My understanding is that Muchi and Madras, while similar in flavor, originate from different locations. Muchi is from the west coast of India and Madras from the Southern east coat.
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