Thai Curry pic

Thai Curry vs. Indian Curry

Thai Curry pic
Thai Curry
Image: allrecipes.com

The chief executive director of the Rockaway Youth Task Force in Far Rockaway, New York, Milan Taylor oversees a range of initiatives to empower young people through volunteerism and civic engagement. Outside of his professional environment, Milan Taylor is a lover of foreign foods and particularly enjoys Thai and Indian cuisine.

Although they both feature curry as a prominent menu item, Thai curries and Indian curries use different ingredients and take substantially different forms. Resembling a traditional north Indian spice mix called garam masala, the ground Indian curry powder that is common in the West today is generally yellow-orange in color and contains spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, fenugreek, and chili pepper. Thai curry, by contrast, contains ingredients such as lemongrass and ginger and comes in the form of a moist paste.

When compared to Indian chefs, Thai chefs typically cook curries for shorter periods of time and add coconut milk or water producing curries with a soupier consistency. While Indian curries tend to build slowly in heat, Thai curries deliver their spiciness in the very first bite.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s