When I add chilli powder to an Indian curry, and let it lid-closed for next 5-7 minutes, by the time it's cooked, it loses it's taste and the curry becomes bland. What should I do to retain the spice and colour (as even a pinch of Turmeric and 2 spoonful red chilli powder makes the curry yellowish? Why does it become bland??
2 probable causes
- you did not put enough chili powder.
- the chili powder is stale.
Some chili powder are not "spicy hot", taste some before adding it to your curry.