Curry refers to a blend of spices often used in Indian and Thai cuisine. The spice blend can vary widely and an ample mix of spices are used in curries.
Most dry curry blends include cilantro, cumin, and turmeric, although they may include other ingredients like garlic, ginger, clove, mustard seeds, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, pepper, and more.
There are a wide variety of curry dishes out there, varying by the region where it is prepared and the ingredients used.
This octopus curry recipe yields a dense and spicy dish, thanks to the dry chilies in the red curry paste. You’ll likely be able to find red curry paste at the supermarket, but you can also prepare the spice blend at home.
1 package precooked el Rey del Pulpo octopus
1 cup jasmine rice
1 large onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, julienned
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 large tomato
1 bay leaf
10 oz coconut milk
1 tablespoon red curry paste
½ tablespoon brown sugar