Vadouvan French Masala Curry Powder

Vadouvan French Masala Curry Powder


Vadouvan French Masala Curry Powder is a spicy-savory interpretation of Indian masala curry powder, blending classic curry spices with aromatic onion, garlic, and shallot.

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Vadouvan is a French interpretation of Indian masala with distinctive French influence, combining classic curry spices of mustard seeds, fenugreek, cumin, coriander, cardamom and spicy chiles with savory garlic, onion, and shallot. This derivative style of curry powder originated in the southern Indian region of Puducherry, which was intermittently governed as a French colony from the late 17th century until the region gained its independence in 1954.

Vadouvan has a rich, savory flavor that is more familiar to Western palates than many Indian spice mixtures. It can be used as a substitute for curry powder.

Vadouvan is one of the most delicately flavored curry blends, but it does have a spicy kick of heat. Its bold but elegant flavor can stand up to powerful flavors like lamb, goat or yogurt, but it is also subtle enough to enhance chicken or delicate vegetables. The longer it cooks, the more its rich, roasted qualities come through.