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Earliest Curry In Southeast Asia Found On 2,000-Year-Old Utensils


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Southeast Asian curries are among the world’s most popular takeaway dishes, yet new research suggests that the very first was delivered to the region around 2,000 years ago. While analyzing residues left on stone grinding tools at an archaeological site in Vietnam, researchers identified eight different spices that are commonly used in South Asian curries, indicating that the dish may have been imported from India or Indonesia around this time.

“We suggest that South Asian migrants or visitors introduced this culinary tradition into Southeast Asia during the period of early trade contact via the Indian Ocean, commencing about 2,000 years ago,” write the study authors. At this time, Southeast Asia was dominated by the state of Funan, which served as a major trading post linking South Asia and China.

https://www.iflscience.com/earliest-curry-in-southeast-asia-found-on-2000-year-old-utensils-69932

Earliest curry in Southeast Asia and the global spice trade 2000 years ago

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.adh5517

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That looks delicious.
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The establishment of the Portuguese trading centre in Goa in 1510, resulted in the introduction of chili pepper, tomatoes and potatoes to India from the Americas, as a byproduct of the Columbian Exchange.

The British lumped all sauce-based dishes under the generic name 'curry'.

One type of curry, chicken tikka masala, was created in Britain.

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2000 year old curry recipe and they don't give it up? No one wants to share their curry recipe. 

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8 hours ago, Roshman said:

SIDE NOTES:
The establishment of the Portuguese trading centre in Goa in 1510, resulted in the introduction of chili pepper, tomatoes and potatoes to India from the Americas, as a byproduct of the Columbian Exchange.

The British lumped all sauce-based dishes under the generic name 'curry'.

One type of curry, chicken tikka masala, was created in Britain.
 

Tomato sauce originally was and still is a Native American staple. In the North we used a type of tomatillo called a ground cherry. 

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