Curry is a word used to denote a wide variety of Asian dishes. The properties that these varied dishes share are that they are usually strongly spiced and sauce-based.
Curry, which is the English spelling, has in Sweden also come to be used as the name for a mixture of spices, a variant of garam masala. There is a wide range of spice mixtures, all variants of garam masala, in use all over the world. Twenty or so spices are most frequently used in these spice mixtures. The mixture always contains turmeric, which gives the curry powder its characteristic colour. Ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, cloves, mace, black pepper and cumin are considered almost mandatory.
Red curry is a Thai variety and is milder in taste than the Indian yellow curry powder.