Vadouvan is a dry curry blend that evolved from French colonial rule of Pondicherry, India. The French additions of shallots and garlic (used sparingly or absent in very traditional Indian blends) make it a pungent and satisfying version of an Indian masala. This delicate yet assertive blend is trendy right now in U.S. cuisine!
Try mixing with yogurt to marinate chicken or fish, or toss with carrots and a bit of honey and salt to roast in the oven. Also great for potato salad, egg salad, dressings and more.
Further Reading: Classic Blends is Curio's collection of kitchen favorites. Each is an original recipe informed by historic, cultural, and culinary influences and elevated by high-quality ingredients and Curio’s creative touch. Artful and versatile, these blends often feature single-origin spices and bring exceptional flavor to both every-day and special-occasion cooking. Be sure to visit their recipe library for inspiration!