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Colombo Islands - Creole Curry

A blend of Colombo spices with an aromatic power that brightens up your dishes ! A Creole curry with exotic notes which lends itself to all your culinary desires.

Association in cooking: Dishes in sauce, fresh cream, vegetables, starchy foods, meats, fishes.

Composition : Turmeric, salt, cumin, coriander, *mustard, hot pepper, fenugreek, pepper, garlic, fennel

Origin: Creation and assembly of spices in France.

Packaging : 40g fresh sachet.

"A mixture that transports us directly to the West Indies"

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  • What is Colombo des Îles?

    Traditionally, Colombo is a blend of 4 spices: coriander, chilli, garlic and turmeric.

    I made the choice to compose my blend using at least these 4 original spices, in order to give you an authentic recipe.

    Following the example of Massalé and Ras-el-hanout, the Colombo des Îles blend will see its composition vary according to the regions and local tastes.

    Did you know that? The Colombo of the Islands is also called the "Caribbean Curry". It occupies a predominant place in Creole kitchens.


    Ingredients of Colombo Islands

    The combination I propose to you is composed of 10 spices.

    Some of these spices are roasted or roasted before being reduced to powder, then the whole is skillfully dosed to offer you a pleasant blend on the nose and in the mouth.

    • Turmeric: a plant of Indian origin, the main ingredient of curries and carrys. It is used in cooking, but also to colour clothes or as a food preservative.
    • Salt: A condiment composed mainly of sodium chloride which is a flavour enhancer.
    • Cumin: an essential spice in oriental cuisine. It is native to the Mediterranean region.
    • Coriander: an aromatic plant used in Asian and South American cuisine. It is also used in the components of certain perfumes or sanitary products.
    • Mustard: a condiment whose spiciness varies according to the recipe. There are many types of mustard: yellow mustard, strong mustard, old-fashioned mustard, flavoured mustard..
    • The hot pepper: fruit of a plant native to South America, it brings spiciness to this blend.
    • Fenugreek: a condiment plant with multiple medicinal virtues that can be found in the composition of many curry spice blends.
    • Pepper: a unique spice whose flavours and spiciness vary according to the variety of pepper.
    • Garlic: a superaliment originating from Central Asia with an intense taste.
    • Fennel: a plant with an aniseed flavour of which there are many varieties.

    Differences between the colombo of yesteryear and the colombo of today

    The traditional island colombo is a mixture of 4 spices: coriander, chilli pepper, garlic and turmeric. But colombo has many variations depending on the region or the people who make it up.

    Current Colombo blends can contain up to 10 spices to obtain spice mixtures with a high flavour and more subtle flavours. This is particularly the case with this Colombo des îles.

    The origins of the Colombo spice blend

    Colombo takes its name from the capital of Sri Lanka where it originates. During the migration of East Indians (the coolies) to the West Indies in the 19th century, its composition changed, particularly due to the absence of certain spices on these islands. It will very quickly occupy a predominant place in the Creole kitchens where each family will have its own recipe and even giving its name to a dish that will become a must-have West Indian dish!

    Benefits of the ingredients in this spice blend

    The spices in this blend all contain their own or shared virtues. These include, among others:

    • Facilitates digestion: in particular thanks to the presence of turmeric, chilli pepper and fenugreek
    • Drops the fever: one of the benefits of pepper
    • Acts on circulatory problems: thanks to salt
    • Relieves constipation: thanks to the presence of fennel
    • Tones: thanks to fenugreek and its action on appetite stimulation
    • Promotes weight loss: thanks to the chilies and its action on the feeling of satiety

    How to use Colombo des Îles in cooking?

    Even if at first sight Colombo powder could be confused with curry, you just have to smell this mixture of spices for Colombo des Îles to differentiate them. Indeed, the fragrances of this blend will be much more full-bodied on the nose than a simple basic curry. It will have an inimitable character once sprinkled into your dishes and recipes.

    Flavours more developed than curry

    On the palate, you will find more developed flavours than those that characterise a Kerala Curry.

    The notes that will emerge will be slightly aniseed (thanks to the fennel), garlic, spicy and woody (turmeric, cumin and pepper dominating). Then you will feel another more vegetal aromatic impulse, notably due to the presence of coriander and fenugreek.

    The alliance of these ten spices and herbs will succeed in transporting you to each of their countries of origin. The hint of salt allows me to amplify my aromatic composition.

    Good to know: This Colombo Island spice mix is good for long cooking. It therefore has its place in stewed dishes.

    Multiple uses for a creative and exotic cuisine

    If its name directly reminds us of this typical dish of Caribbean gastronomy, you will discover that it is also possible to associate this Colombo of the Islands at different times of the meal, and on very different dishes!

    Prepare and enjoy marvellous pigeon pigeons of pork, chicken, goat (cabri), taking care to let the meat marinate all night long before the meal in this mixture. You can try the Colombo de Porc Antillais, in the style of Alain Ducasse.

    The colombo is also available with dishes from the sea, such as a colombo of sea bream (mahi-mahi) or swordfish.

    Our recipe ideas with Colombo from the Islands

    Sauce dishes, stews, meat, fish and vegetables... sprinkle a teaspoon of my Colombo mixture over your casserole and let yourself be carried away by its enchanting aromas.

    The sweetness of the flavors of Colombo des Îles Spice Blend will also allow you to use it simply to bring a colorful touch to your salads, raw vegetables, or vegetable soups.

    To help you discover all the gustatory qualities and the aromatic palette of this Colombo spice blend, we offer you a colourful menu!

    The starter: Toasts with Creole ratatouille

    A simple and tasty entry that is original and quick to execute. Garnish with peppers, tomatoes and an onion. Fry them in oil. Add a teaspoon of our spice mixture. Serve on a slice of toast. Serve with a salad with vinaigrette.

    The dish : Creole rice

    A rice accompaniment that seduces for its pronounced taste. Fry sliced onions in oil. Add long rice and a teaspoon of Colombo des Îles, fry the rice before moistening it with 0.5 litres of boiling water. Cook and stir. Excellent with poultry or fish.

    The dessert: Mango skewers with Colombo

    A dessert with exotic fruits that our Colombo des Îles sublimates. A simple and quick recipe to end the meal on a gourmet yet light note. Cut your mango into large cubes. Plant them on a skewer pick and grill them on the grill. Sprinkle with the spice mixture.

    How to store your Colombo?

    The Colombo des Îles spice blend can be stored like most of our spices and herbs: dry and away from light. We recommend that you use an airtight container to keep its aromas intact.

  • Find our recipe ideas with "Colombo Islands - Creole Curry"

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    Véronique B. published the 08/08/2020 following an order made on 16/07/2020


    Livré en plusieus sachets très pratique

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    Aya Q. published the 25/07/2020 following an order made on 11/07/2020


    Odeur incroyable. Rien avoir avec ce que j'avais pour habitude d'acheter au super marché. Cette épice m'a fait voyagé. Je recommande !

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    Shqipe R. published the 17/07/2020 following an order made on 04/07/2020



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    Marc J. published the 16/07/2020 following an order made on 24/06/2020


    fabuleux,j'ai fais une colombo légumes l'absence de viande est largement compensée par la subtilité des épices.une saveur jamais obtenue sur mes plats antérieurs

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    Liliane L. published the 13/07/2020 following an order made on 01/07/2020


    Pas encore testé mais sent très bon, c'est prometteur

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    Alexandra D. published the 03/07/2020 following an order made on 20/06/2020


    tellement parfumé!!!

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    Bruno B. published the 30/06/2020 following an order made on 17/06/2020


    Épice agréable

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    Myriam J. published the 26/06/2020 following an order made on 10/06/2020


    Excellent !

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    KARINE G. published the 22/05/2020 following an order made on 10/05/2020


    trés parfumé

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    Jacqueline L. published the 15/05/2020 following an order made on 02/05/2020


    Quelle odeur !

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