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I read that "Curry" is beneficial for the type B. But "Curry" is mixture of spices. For instance, some curries contain Cinnamon - an avoid spice for the type B. So, I'm puzzled. What does "Curry" really mean? Perhaps it is meant to indicate that one might combine the beneficial spices to make a "Curry." That falls short as there is not enough beneficial spices to make a "Curry." I'd say ginger, cayenne, horseradish & parsley a curry do not make. Or it could mean that when put to combination the spices in "Curry" - not all beneficial when separate - are OK together. I'm perplexed and hope someone has an enlightening answer.
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choose a source with the right spices or make your own with only compliant ones

let go your imagination when creating compliant goodies.....

who ever said curry shouldn t be this or that......think outside the box!
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I would think neutrals would also be fine in a curry as the synergy might be greater than when they are alone. Maybe just leave out the ones that are always avoids. Black dots if you can. We don't premake a curry per say at home, just have all our benes and neutrals in a drawer and then I go nuts with what I feel like adding.

Occassionally, we eat out Indian, maybe 3-4 times a year. I enjoy a mild curry and don't worry too much about the ingredients. I also switch off the part of my mind concerned about food sourcing etc, say a prayer over the meal and enjoy. We prefer our own food though.  

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Curry is wonderful for type B. Our anthropologic historic origins coincide with a region of the world where curry's main ingredients are indigenous, too. Curry is very balancing for us.

Curry is yellow because of the turmeric therein. Turmeric is good for everyone. Find a curry blend you like for flavor and go with that. You're not going to use that much of the powder, and only a tiny percentage of that little spoonful (which is distributed to several portions of finished food) is made up of anything like cinnamon or black pepper, for instance.

The thermogenicity (warmth) of the spice blend is healthful, and the carminative properties are also excellent for B digestion.  While the A above enjoys Indian food 3 or 4 times a year, Indian is an excellent "house cuisine" for the B. I love it.


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Curry is a house food here, too and we're an O and A on SWAMIs. We enjoy our own "Indian" at home a few times a week. I put it in quotes because I don't know if it truly qualifies because we make it up as we go. Some of the things I put in may not be authentic, but sooo good and I like knowing what I put in. Turmeric is awesome.

Ghee is probably not mentioned in BTD, but I'm thinking it is good for all? We often cook chicken in ghee in a skillet and add curry type spices. Onions or garlic often go in the skillet as well. Ok, mouth watering. EASY.

Ghee is a superfood on our SWAMI's and may have some upgraded ratings for many over these BTD values. http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?52

Please buy organic spices as they are the only assurance you have that they have not been irradiated.  


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i use curry off the shelf, or make my own mix with tumeric, sea salt, paprika, chilli, cumin...

last week i mixed some curry spices into some yoghurt with lemon juice & rice bran oil; slathered it over some salmon fillets then baked them in the oven for about 25 minutes. best salmon ever.
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We enjoy this:

http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/recipedepictor7x.cgi?1226

A type B, of course, can add peppers.


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i'm sorry to tell you guys this but my ex was indian. curry just means sause. thats it, thats really all it means. i have a reciepi book of his still and it has over 100 curries in it with everything from coconut milk to peprika and every other spice ever labled a spice in them! to them even my golosh or clam chowder was curry.


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I make my curry spice for my taste and compliance.....

after watching Emeril, hey! anything goes, right?


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Quoted from battle dwarf
i'm sorry to tell you guys this but my ex was indian. curry just means sause. thats it, thats really all it means. i have a reciepi book of his still and it has over 100 curries in it with everything from coconut milk to peprika and every other spice ever labled a spice in them! to them even my golosh or clam chowder was curry.


Yeah, but I think the question had to do with what Dr. D'Adamo means when he recommends it.


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probably the curry powder that you buy off the shelf. they are failry standardized, cloves, chillies, pepprika, cummon, coriander, tumeric and unfortunatly suger and or dextrose. the recomentadtion is porbably based on the spices involved in the americanized standerd curry powder off the shelf.


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I would never have believed this conversation if it did not happen here.. so basically turmeric makes the color or taste?? interesting.


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depends on the curry. yellow curry is tumeric, the red is a combo of chillies and pepprika. tumuric is more color than taste, or maybe a lack of the hotter chillies. most of the tastes is a combo of cummin, clove, corriander and depending on variety genger.


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Battle dwarf is right--curry means a lot more than just the standardized curry blends you get in the store here in the States.

I highly recommend the book 660 Curries, by Raghavan Iyer (2008 Workman Publishing,ISBN-13:978-0761137870). He has many wonderful curry blends in the first chapter of the book, and most of them can be adapted to your type.

The rest of the book is excellent as well. I use his recipes frequently when making Indian style dishes and have yet to be disappointed.  


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A favorite/flavorite read:

Collingham, Lizzie, Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors.  I think it's in here that I read it was the Brits who brought back the notion of a "curry" or a "kari" to the West as a dish that is sauced and somewhat spicy and more or less yellow.

The history of Indian cuisine, "ranging from the imperial kitchen of the Mughal invader Babul to the smoky cookhouse of the British Raj"... very, very mongrel.

Bon appétit.

PS: Here y'go. Chapter 6 is entitled: "Curry Powder: Bringing India to Britain"


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compliant blend of curry spices.......that s what is meant.....

fenugreek is a must in curry......


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Does anyone have a really good curry recipe? I made one with equal quantities of turmeric, fenugreek, cumin and coriander and it is ok, but could be better. I can't have chili unfortunately and can handle that, but would love to know a good combination of spices to make a good curry powder.
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did you use a whole onion as well? that is what gives it it's texture. i forgot about the fenugreek and make sure you warm up your spices in the oil before add the onion. it makes a differance. oh and musturd seeds. they are a good gadge and an intresting flavor. when they start to pop (recomend using a platter guard here) you know it is time to add the onion.


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The recipe I posted above is a great curry.  


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I think I have just given up on curry.. toooooo complicated.. I will my own compliant spices into cajon spice bottle and be done with..

I feel betrayed,, actually this is the third thread where I feel like this..

but this is how i feel betrayed.. I thought that if I buy curry I get curry? and now I see curry is the same as walmart.. all under one name comng from who knows where, RED curry might be from RED CHINA?  agh.. my brain can not handle the spice.. it wishes for things to say what it means and be just that.. nothing more complicated today.

Like for real why do I feel betrayed?  i am going to post in the addiction thread..


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Quoted from battle dwarf
probably the curry powder that you buy off the shelf. they are failry standardized, cloves, chillies, pepprika, cummon, coriander, tumeric and unfortunatly suger and or dextrose. the recomentadtion is porbably based on the spices involved in the americanized standerd curry powder off the shelf.


Maybe Goldie is freaking because she thinks this post is true for most curry powders available in America.

Goldie: All you have to do is read the labels. I've bought many, many bottles of curry in my lifetime, and never has one included a sweetener. Nothing to be afraid of in a bottle of curry powder. You'll see. And, yes, you can always simply mix up your own. Many recipes have been provided here. And you use so little of it, really.


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is not curry also a leafy herb on its own? I shall google it at once. Methinks this is what Dr. D means.....

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-curry-leaves.htm
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No. He's been recommending curry, as in the turmeric-containing spice-blend, since the ER4YT days. He didn't go there into the then-rare reaches of curry leaf, an herb very few people on this Forum even know about, as C-sharp's SWAMI-upgrade-request lists prove. In ER4YT and Cook Right 4 Your TypePeter was not recommending that we acquaint ourselves with that leaf, but that we use the spice-blend. Many years on the Forum establish that that's what we've all been referring to all along, janet, right?

As for curry leaf, it is a wonderful addition to Indian dishes...A little goes a long way.


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