- Ground to a fine powder with flecks of garlic, onion, and shallots
- Warm, savory, aromatic curry flavor with spicy heat from chiles
- Contains mustard
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.
- Use in any recipe calling for curry powder
- Season lamb, goat, chicken, or winter squash
- Add to meat rubs, popcorn, dips, or sauces
Storage & handling:
Store in a dry, cool place.
Spices, Turmeric, Salt, Onion, Garlic, Smoked Salt, Shallots, Sugar, Olive oil. Contains Mustard.