Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, and favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell.
When I moved into my first apartment, I stocked my meager spice rack with a few basics I remembered from my mother's kitchen: table salt and black pepper, of course, but also tins of paprika and hot mustard (for dipping sauces for Chinese take-out), oregano and cinnamon and Madras curry powder. Even back then, you could buy Madras curry powder in the supermarket spice aisle. I didn't know there was more than one type of curry powder, or even that it was, in fact, a blend of spices. Now I know, and I keep half a dozen curry powders on my spice rack. I've also stocked most of the components to blend my own curry powder, though I confess that I never do it, because I'm just not knowledgeable or confident enough to get it right. I use sweet curry more than any other, and sometimes I mix it 50-50 with hot curry. How about you? Do you use curry powder, or do you mix your own?
Curry powder: like or dislike?