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  • What brands do you use for curry?

    Hey guys,

    I love eating curry, but almost all the curry pastes and powders have a decent amount of salt in them. What brands do you guys use for
    1. curry powder?
    2. green curry, red curry, all sorts of curry paste?

    Brian

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    1) I have a Madras curry from the local Asian mart or I make it myself from the whole spices.
    2) I either acquire it from the Asiamart or make it myself.
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    • #3
      I have made homemade pastes, but typically buy Thai Kitchen red curry paste for Thai style curries to be made with coconut milk. For other spices, including garam masala, I've found the quality at Penzey's pretty good.

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      • #4
        Problem is I'm in Louisiana for a yr, and they don't have many asian marts. Thus I have to order online, hopefully I can find these on amazon.

        Brian

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        • #5
          Egoldstein,

          Looked at Penzey's, they have a decent selection! If only it was available from Amazon so I can get the 2 day shipping haha

          Brian

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          • #6
            I buy Spice Hunter (salt free) through amazon.com: in fact, I'm enjoying some pork curry just now...yum.
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            • #7
              I just make my own curry mix. I use Trader Joe's yellow curry powder, and add garam masala, red pepper flake, black pepper, fresh garlic, fresh ginger, and oregano.
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              • #8
                bshee, Penzey's will often have discounts when buying multiple items, or free gifts, you can call their 1-800 number and ask.

                Also, there are now small Asian markets almost everywhere in the South, just ask around. Also, if there is a good Indian restaurant or other ethnic restaurant that you like, ask if you can purchase some spice paste. I have never found grocery stocked Korean chili sauce that matches, and instead pick up some from a nearby restaurant every so often.

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                • #9
                  Egoldstein,

                  I'm on bicycle (i'm a grad student), so I can't travel very far. I'll check to see if there are any near me. Penzey only seems to have Indian curry, so I'll definitely stock up on that. The search continues for a relatively salt-less thai curry paste!

                  Brian

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                  • #10
                    Not so hard to make versions from scratch. Especially if you live in an urban area and there are some Asian stores that might carry coconut cream, frozen lemongrass, thai basil, etc. Here are some great recipes:

                    http://thaifood.about.com/od/thairec...sicrecipes.htm

                    I get all kinds of spices here:

                    http://sfherb.com/

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                    • #11
                      tigerj,

                      http://sfherb.com/ is a gold mine! The prices are amazing! Hopefully the quality is good too! But at those prices I gotta try it out.

                      I think I found the paste I was looking for!
                      http://importfood.com/cphb5001.html

                      Hand brand curry. I'll email the company to see how their sodium levels are. Wish me luck

                      Brian

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                      • #12
                        To OP: Louisianan? NO? I'm moving there November 1st...
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                        • #13
                          Quality is good. I've gotten plenty, too many to list here.

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                          • #14
                            Yah, i'm in NOLA. Sorry brother, doesn't seem like too many around here. Then again, with a car it shouldn't be too bad. Heard the west bank has lots of viets so there are good places there.

                            brian

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