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Curry powder 咖喱粉 (gā lí fěn)

A bright yellow powdered spice made from a blend of more than a dozen spices such as fennel seed, fenugreek, saffron, coriander, and turmeric (which gives the spice its distinctive yellow color). Common in Indian cuisine, it is used in Tibet, Xinjiang, and also Macau, where it was introduced by Portuguese traders who brought it from India.

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