Curry Powder vs Garam Masala
Curry powder and Garam masala are two terms that are often confused when it comes to cuisine preparations. Garam masala has made a name for itself in the India cuisine especially in the North Indian cuisine.
It is interesting to note that garam masala is added to curry and other preparations to provide the extra taste. It is believed that garam masala is nutritious in the sense that it is made from the combination of spices, cereals, salt, grams and the like that are rich in protein and mineral content.
On the other hand curry powder is added mainly to curry to provide the extra taste to the taste buds. The preparation of curry powder also differs from that of garam masala. Coriander seeds are very much used in the preparation of curry powder. Spices like coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black mustard seeds, black peppercorn, dried red chillies, fenugreek seed, tumeric and dried curry leaves are roasted and ground together in its preparation. It is important to know that curry powder should be used only to add to the curry and not to any other preparation.
On the other hand spices like coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black peppercorn, shahjeera, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, dried ginger, bay leaves and grams and cereals are used in the making and the preparation of garam masala. People like garam masala in the preparation of food items and curry items such as lady’s finger curry and potato curry.
Chefs are experts in the use of curry powder and garam masala. They know for sure the amount of garam masala to be added to a preparation. They are also adept in the use of curry powder and in the preparation of curry powder. It is important to know that curry powder is specially made in the case of chicken. It is otherwise called as chicken curry masala or simply as chicken masala.