Indian cuisine is an unruly knot of temperaments. It's not easy to tame. It's even harder to unravel and understand once it is tamed. Take curry. It's a simple word that has multiple meanings. It's a fragrant leafy herb. It's a paste composed of clarified butter and powerful spices. It's a sauce of varying colors and powers used in any number of gravy-based Indian dishes. It's a powder composed of some 20 herbs, spices and seeds, chief among them cumin and coriander. And pepper. Cinnamon and fennel too. All of them... More >>>