How to Get Indian Curry Smell Out of the House

Curry adds a distinct flavor to many dishes. This seasoning, commonly used in Middle Eastern recipes, has a pungent smell and is known by its telltale yellow color. Curry is an oil-based spice that hangs in the air long after dinner is over. When the spice is used repeatedly, your home can begin to smell like an Indian cuisine restaurant. You can get Indian curry smell out of your house by removing oil-based residue while deodorizing your home.

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Color and smell give away curry's presence in food.

Step 1

Open windows throughout the house to allow fresh air to circulate.

Step 2

Fill a bucket with 1/2 gallon of hot water. Add 2 cups of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda to the hot water.

Step 3

Soak a clean cloth in the deodorizing, grease-cutting solution. Wring out excess moisture.

Step 4

Wash the surfaces in your kitchen and any other room that smells of curry. Rinse the cloth frequently as oily curry film is removed. Apply more vinegar solution to your cloth and continue to clean.

Step 5

Pour 1 quart of water into a cooking pot. Slice a whole lemon into wedges with a paring knife. Place the lemon wedges in the water and bring the solution to a simmer so the deodorizing fragrance can waft through the kitchen and surrounding rooms. Allow the lemon solution to simmer for a few hours, replenishing water as needed.

Step 6

Sprinkle baking soda over your furniture upholstery and carpet. Leave the baking soda on the surfaces overnight to absorb curry smell. Vacuum the upholstery and carpeting the next day.