Having great homemade condiments and flavour bursts on hand is the easiest way to turn your cooking from ho-hum to ‘wow, what have you done?!’
One of my absolute favourite must-have pantry essentials is Vadouvan curry powder. This French version of an Indian curry powder is a warm, toasty and well-rounded spice mix with a gorgeous rusty orange colour and a gentle chilli kick. You can make it in less than 10 minutes! Click through to the recipe.
By the way, it’s pronounced vuh-doo-vun.
See below for the base recipe and for some of my favourite ways to get vadouvan va-va-voom in my life. You may also like to add vadouvan to marinades, dressings, scrambled eggs and marinated fetta. The Barbecue chapter of my Entertaining cookbook includes a great recipe for Vadouvan-spiced Mini Rolls: they’re stuffed with caramelised onion and brushed with vadouvan – so great!
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