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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.

asked by mwb almost 6 years ago
5 answers 18684 views
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Erin McDowell

Erin is a baking aficionado, writer, stylist, and Test Kitchen Manager at Food52. She is currently writing a cookbook.

added almost 6 years ago

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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added almost 6 years ago

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.

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mwb
added almost 6 years ago

Thanks to you both! The recipe I have also calls for cumin and coriander, so I think I'll try your suggestion, kathleen440.

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added almost 6 years ago

mwp can you please tell what recipe you are going to cook

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mwb
added almost 6 years ago

I am planning to make a chicken curry with a coconut-milk sauce. Thanks!