Sunday, April 17, 2011

Melaka Cuisine: Devil Curry

Devil's curry (also known as curry debal in Kristang or curry devil) is a very spicy curry flavoured with candlenuts, galangal and vinegar from the Eurasian Kristang culinary tradition in Melaka. It is often served during Christmas and on other special occasions like Intrudu festival, San Juan, San Pedro and so on.

Kristang cuisine blends the cuisines of Southeast Asia with a western-style cuisine inherited from Portuguese colonial rulers. Other popular Kristang dishes include curry feng, Eurasian smore (a beef stew), and sugee cake.