When you hear the word curry, you immediately think of HOT. And if truth be told, that is a real injustice to curry recipes all over the world. My Dad never eats curry, (a bad experience in school I believe). Because of that we never ate curry at home. It really only when I went to Ballymaloe that the repertoire of curry opened it’s doors to my tastebuds. Don’t get me wrong- I’m not a lover of HOT flavours, but I LOVE the fragrance and aromas that the perfect mix of spices conjure up.
The trick for me is to taste the chillis first before using. A general rule of thumb is
The Smaller the Chilli- the hotter the flavour
The hottest chilli in the world is reported to be the Carolina Reaper. I wouldn’t even like to chop it…