Curry powder is an all-in-one spice mixture, probably invented by the British in the 18th century to replicate Indian dishes after they returned home from India. Its advantage is that it is very simple to use.
The best curry powder reputedly came from the Madras area.
Medium indicates the heat level of the end product.
Always store curry powder in an air-tight container away from sunlight.
Curry powder should always be fried to a high temperature in a generous quantity of vegetable oil before use - 1 tbs per 2 persons in 4 tbs oil.