Curry powder gives Middle Eastern foods a delicious kick, but its pungent stench lingers long after the meal and is rather unpleasant with strong smells. The easiest approach to get rid of a curry odour in your home is to avoid it entirely. If you’re in the mood for something hot, go to a neighbourhood restaurant to avoid having to deal with the smell of curry.
If that’s not possible, clean your kitchen with vinegar and water, baking soda, and other odour-neutralising cleaners and repeat the process. You’ll have to manufacture your own air freshener as well for air purifying. However, because curry is an oil-based product with a stench that clings to everything, you may need to eliminate the stink from many rooms, not just the kitchen.
You Must Save Yourself
If you’ve ever cooked with curry, your hands are probably smelling like it. This means you’ll take the odour with you everywhere you go, making it hard to tell if you’re smelling yourself or your home. Rub lemon juice, vinegar, or coffee grinds on your hands to get rid of the curry stench.
Throw your garments in the washing machine if you wiped your hands on your apron (or your pants) while cooking. Put them in the trash instead of the hamper, since this may spread the stink to other items of clothes.
It’s Time to Let It Go
Before cooking with curry, open the windows in your kitchen and, if you have one, turn on the stove hood vent. While you’re clearing away the curry scent, leave the window open as well.
When fighting curry, it’s critical to allow fresh air to circulate throughout your home. Put on a sweatshirt and open a few windows if it’s cold outdoors. You’ll be pleased you took the time to do so.
Neutralizer made from nature
After cooking with curry, wipe clean kitchen surfaces and cooking equipment with an odour-neutralising solution. Fill a bucket halfway with water and halfway with vinegar. Use this combination to clean your kitchen table, countertops, stove range hood, cabinet doors, and other surfaces.
Curry odor residue sticks to everything, so make sure you clean everything. As you work, rinse your cleaning rag regularly. Make a fresh batch of odour neutraliser and mop the floor with it once you’ve finished wiping down your kitchen and dining area.
Controlling the Microwave
If you cooked your curry in the microwave or reheated leftovers there, your microwave may need to be serviced. To make one, mix 2 teaspoons baking soda with 1 cup water in a mixing basin. Microwave for 2 minutes on high, then wipe down the interior of the microwave with a clean, wet towel.
Make Room for New Ideas
In a cooking saucepan, pour 1 quart of water. Using a paring knife, cut a whole lemon into wedges. Place the lemon slices in the water and bring to a simmer, allowing the deodorising scent to pervade the kitchen and adjacent areas. Allow for a few hours of simmering time, adding water as required. If desired, add cinnamon sticks or cloves to the water.
Repair Your Textiles
Curry aromas were probably drifting out of your kitchen and into your living areas while you were cooking. If your carpet and furnishings are also smelling like curry, get out the baking soda and vacuum cleaner. Allow the baking soda to rest overnight on your upholstered furniture and carpets to absorb the curry odour. Vacuum up the baking soda in the morning, then discard the bag or wash out the canister.
Flower or Leaves
Flowers or leaves with a nice scent should be cooked. Bring two cups of water to a boil in a saucepan on the stove. Reduce the heat to low heat and add aromatic ingredients like Kewra leaves or vanilla beans/extract. Allow for at least one hour of simmering time. The aroma will cover up the remaining curry scent.
• Pandan leaves, also known as screwpine leaves, can be found in an Asian grocer or specialised grocery store.
• There are no exact measurements for how much screwpine or vanilla to use. Start with a few sprigs and add more as required.
• You may also try boiling other aromatic things you have, such as 3 cups (720 mL) white vinegar, 1 cup (240 mL) water, and 6 cinnamon sticks, to get rid of the scent.
Steam cleaning your carpet and upholstery is a good idea. Professional carpet cleaners may come to your home and steam clean your carpet and upholstery, or you can buy or rent a steam cleaning machine to do it yourself. Cleaning products particularly developed for odour elimination are available in stores, or you can use Oxyclean, vinegar, or bleach.
• If you’re using a microbiological treatment, wait at least a month before steam cleaning. Before steam cleaning, use the solution for four cycles.
• Regular vacuum cleaners and cleansers, such as baking soda or carpet shampoos, should be avoided since they do not clean down to the carpet pads, where odours may remain.
• The cost of professional carpet cleaning varies considerably depending on the size of the property and the number of rooms to be cleaned. In total, you can expect to pay $45 per room on average.
• Steam cleaner rentals generally have an hourly minimum, but you may also hire by the day. The cleaning and supplies may be found at your local hardware store.