Specialty of Southern India
Madras curry is said to have originated from the south of India, and gets its name from the city known as Madras when English merchants arrived there is 1640 (now Chennai). However, the name ‘Madras Curry’ is not used in India, but was invented by restaurants in Britain. This curry can be vegetarian or made with meat. Availability of local or locally available ingredients is central to regional Indian foods. The end result of the signatures of Madras curries can be achieved through different means; fresh curry leaves, mustard seeds, toasty spices; and the smoothness of coconut.