Paprika, made from a dried chili pepper, stands in for a hard-to-find Malaysian mild chili in this recipe. Red chilies play a dominant role in this curry, marrying with coriander to elevate rich meat flavors. Cinnamon, anise, cardamom, and other sweet spices are indigenous to the Malay peninsula, which has been one of the world’s most important spice growing areas for centuries.
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