How to reduce spice in food and curry?

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Spicy foods have their benefits like enhancing the flavor of foods, The addition of a little quantity of pepper to bland tasteless foods can not only be healthy but it can also make your food more flavorful. Spicy Food can Increase lifespan by aiding in weight loss, and reduce heart disease risks, and depression. 
Even though they are beneficial, Spicy food can also harm you in some ways. There are some Disadvantages of Spicy Foods such as Irritant properties, Bad Burns, and Loss of taste. Irritable bowel syndrome, Eye problems, Skin Problems, Effect on voice, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, and Acute gastritis.

So the question is, How can you reduce spice in your food? 
There are many ways to reduce the spice in chicken curry. One way is to use less chili powder when you are cooking the chicken. Another way is to use a different type of curry powder, such as a mild or sweet curry powder. You can also add some sour ingredients, such as yogurt or tomatoes, to the curry to reduce the spice.
There are many more ways to reduce the spice in chicken curry, as discussed below-
1. More vegetables

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The easiest way to dissipate heat in any recipe is to add more ingredients, generally more veg will be the option you have to hand and they're quicker to cook than some other options. Starchy veg such as potato and sweet potato are particularly effective.
2. Coconut milk or cream

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For chicken curry and other similar coconut-based curries, add more coconut milk, or a spoonful of coconut cream to each serving to be stirred through. Coconut milk is a vegan option for all curries, providing the coconut flavor will work.
3. Lemon, lime, or vinegar

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Adding a squeeze of citrus, a splash of vinegar or some salt may also work as they will balance out the flavor.
4. Yogurt or sour cream

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A dollop of yogurt or sour cream works wonders on Indian-style curries and chilies but you can also add milk to the curry or chili base if you have gone overboard with heat. Simmer the base gently once you have added it but don’t boil it or it may split.
5. Sugar or ketchup

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Sometimes a pinch more sugar helps, or for a tomato-based dish like this Cape Malay chicken curry, a spoonful of ketchup. Do taste your dish you go on adding these ingredients or you may end up with an overly sweet dish as well.

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