Don’t knock it till you try it
Curry is pretty simple to make. Just pick your favourite dish, add meat or vegetables and that’s it! But, much like other foods from around the world, curry isn’t limited to just one recipe. Each person has their own individual way of making it, right down to the specific way they cut their veggies or how long to cook the curry for and even if the same style is used, the taste may vary from family to family, as people use their favourite secret ingredients to give their curry a unique taste.
I’ve seen some strange curry ingredients before, but a recent survey asked what secret ingredient people used in their curry, and the top ten results were
5. Soy sauce
2. Worcestershire sauce
1. Instant coffee
Taking the top spot in the secret ingredients was instant coffee, for those who want a sweet caffeine hit with their meal. With curry already representing spicy, salty, and sweet notes pretty strongly, the addition of a bitter element really makes for a complete, maturely sophisticated eating experience for fans.
The top ten most popular responses have a couple of unusual ingredients in there, but other less common answers included leftover jam
Next time you make yourself curry, why not try one of these ingredients for yourself? You might end up discovering your new favourite flavour!