Vadouvan, which means "sun-dried spices" in French, is a unique blend of aromatics and curry spices that originated in Southern India - a region conquered 300 years ago by the French and still reflected in their cuisine. Golden Vadouvan can be thought as a luxurious and intense curry blend. The key ingredients are onion, garlic, and shallot to which are added a special Indian blend of exotic spices to give it a rich complexity. Be warned that Vadouvan is very intense! Use sparingly as an accent in cream dishes, in coconut milk as a curry, or as a rub for meat and fish.