What is the strong smell that Indian food always had? You usually smell it in the homes of Indian people?

I don't know how to describe it, what's the strong odor that Indian restaurants and Indian people's kitchen usually have?

which food seasoning causes this smell? It seems like it's unique to Indians. I guess they really love that seasoning, since all Indian restaurants and Indian people's homes smell like this?


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  • I was at my friend logeshs house doing god knows what and it smelled like that too. I think it might be their curry shit.

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  • Curry.
    Ginger, garlic, tumeric, anise, cumin, bay leaf, fenugreek, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander seeds, cloves, mustard seeds, peppercorn, etc.

    A wide variety of pungent spices that mix together very well.

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What Girls Said 8

  • Curry and spices?

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  • Someone is insulting your favorite food lol @PiuBravoRagazzo

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  • Perhaps turmeric? That has a very pungent smell.

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  • Probably curry. I'm it a fan of it.

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  • it's the curry smell. my indian friend always jokes about it.

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  • It's called seasoning?

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  • Most likely curry

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  • Curry?

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What Guys Said 12

  • Components of their 'Curry' recipe. Probably a mix of Turmeric, ginger, garlic, cardamom.
    Love that smell!!!

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  • Roach droppings.

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  • I guess curry?

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  • Tumeric and their curries. I live in a city where the majority of the people are Indians so you get used to it after awhile.

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  • I know the smell you are talking about - It is fantastic all the spices

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  • it is curry, tumeric, cumin and incense

    seriously, I live with 3 Indians, it never smells like "Indian" lol
    Maybe I just got used to it, since I have lived with Indian, Pakistani and bangoli people for the last 3 years

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  • It's curry it is quite strong.

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  • I think cummin and garlic

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  • Probably curry but they use lots of different spices. Man I love Indian food, sooo good!

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  • It's those yummy spices.. Coriander, chillis, tamarind, chutney.. Hmm I miss Indian food. R

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  • curry

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  • Turmeric and curry

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