Guyana @ 50 - Seven Curry

>> Sunday 10 April 2016

One of the many pleasures of living in a multicultural society is the access to, and participation, that one enjoys in many settings, especially at festivals and on special occasions.

Eating a vegetarian meal in big, broad water lily leaves at a Hindu wedding or Pooja connects you with the multifaceted food culture of the land. No cutlery, just you, eating from a natural vessel that you balance in the palm of one hand while expertly mixing the food with the other and transporting it, without spilling, to your mouth.

This type of meal is referred to as 7-curry because 7 different 'curries' are made to be eaten with rice. Some people consider dhal/dal to be one of the curries while others don't. Either way, it is an outstanding meal.

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7-Curry ©Cynthia Nelson

7-Curry generally comprises a combination of the following:

  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach/callaloo
  • Eggplant & eddoes
  • Potatoes or Potatoes & channa (chick peas)
  • Katahar/breadnut/chatagine
  • Mangoes
  • Achar

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