English is a living and growing language, with new words / phrases being added regularly and some from foreign languages.
The Britishers started trading with Mughal India from early 1600's before becoming the rulers in mid 1700's. Many words from Urdu and Hindustani find common usage in English today.
The word "Curry" to refer to the spicy food dish came into use also probably from India.
When did this word 'Curry' start being used in the language?
How and when did the phrase "Currying favour" and the like come into common usage?