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The Curry Quiz

3.9
(78 votes)
10 questions
English
Questions on all types of curry from around the world.
1

What gives many curries their distinctive bright yellow colour?

Turmeric

Curry leaves

Mustard seeds

Saffron

69% got this right

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
2

Which country does Rendang come from?

Hard  11% got this right

Rendang originated from the Minangkabau region in West Sumatra, Indonesia
3
12 random squares

Which country is famous for its Massaman Curry, a rich and flavourful dish with Persian influences?

Thailand

Indonesia

Malaysia

Sri Lanka

Hard  25% got this right

The name massaman is a corruption of the term mosalman, an archaic word derived from Persian, meaning "Muslim".
4
48 random squares

In what year was the earliest recipe for a curry printed in the English language?

1600
1747
2000

41% got this right

A recipe for "curry powder" can be found in a cookbook called "The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy" by Hannah Glasse.
5

The Indian Goan dish of Pork Vindaloo originated from a dish from which country?

Portugal

Hard  28% got this right

Goan Vindaloo or vindalho is an Indian curry, originally from Goa, based on the Portuguese dish carne de vinha d'alhos.
6

Which of the following might you see in a typical Indian spice mix?

Coriander

Cumin

Fenugreek

Juniper

75% got this right

Cumin is one of the oldest known spices and has been used for thousands of years.
7

Sort these curries that are typically found in an average British curry house in heat from the mildest to the hottest.

1.

Korma

2.

Rogan Josh

3.

Madras

4.

Vindaloo

Easy  86% got this right

Indian fast food is so popular in the UK that there are more Indian restaurants in London than in Mumbai.
8

Which of the following are accepted theories to the origins of the word 'curry'?

From the Sanskrit word 'kari' or 'karika' meaning sauce.

From the Tamil word 'kari', which means sauce or gravy.

The english version of the Portugese word for curry 'caril'.

From the word 'curire' part of a mediaeval religious ceremony.

72% got this right

The expression curry favour has nothing to do with food, instead it's a corruption of a phrase about flattering a horse!
9
12 random squares

What is the MAIN ingredient in a traditional Thai green curry?

Coconut milk

Lemongrass

Red chilies

Turmeric

50% got this right

The green colour in Thai curries doesn't come from the green chillies used, but herbs, such as coriander and basil.
10

What is the most important ingredient in a South African Bunny Chow curry?

Bread

Carrots

Rabbit

Springbok

Hard  21% got this right

Bunny chow (or just Bunny), is an Indian South African dish consisting of a hollowed-out loaf filled with curry.