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Curry goat is a curry dish prepared with goat meat, originating from the Indian subcontinent. The dish is a staple in Southeast Asian cuisine, Caribbean cuisine, and cuisine of the Indian subcontinent. In Southeast Asia, the dish was brought by Indian diaspora in the region, and subsequently has influenced local cuisine. This dish has spread throughout the Caribbean and also the Indo-Caribbean diaspora in North America and Europe.

Curry Goat
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Curry goat is served at events celebrating Caribbean culture such as the Notting Hill Carnival
Alternative namesGoat Curry, Bakri Curry, or Curry Bakri
Place of originIndian subcontinent
Region or stateSoutheast Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia), the Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname)
Main ingredientsGoat meat, curry powder, Scotch Bonnet peppers, curry leaves, Indian spices
Roti cane served with kari kambing (goat meat and potato curry), in an Aceh Restaurant, Indonesia.

In Indonesia, the dish is called kari kambing, and usually served with roti cane flatbread or steamed rice. Kare or kari (curry) is Indian influenced dishes commonly found in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Goat curry is popular among Muslim community in the region.

Curry goat is a dish that is made during special occasions in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal. Goat is a popular meat of choice for Hindus because they do not eat beef and for Muslims because they do not eat pork, so it is a good medium. It is also a popular party dish in Jamaica, and at a "big dance" a local expert or "specialist" is often brought in to cook it.[1] It is flavoured with a spice mix that is typical of Indo-Jamaican cooking and Scotch Bonnet Peppers; it is almost always served with rice, dal bhat, or roti and, in restaurants in North America and Europe, other typically Caribbean side dishes such as fried plantain may be served as an accompaniment. There are many variations on the dish that include using mutton when goat is not available or bulking it out with potatoes.

It is popular during Eid al-Adha, which is when a goat is sacrificed by Muslim Indo-Caribbeans.[citation needed]

In Britain, the carnivals in St Pauls, Bristol and Notting Hill, London and other Caribbean cultural events will usually have curry goat available as well as other regional foods.[citation needed]

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