Madras Curry Paste Recipe - Makes about 400ml

Madras Curry Paste Recipe


Ingredients

2 teaspoons (10ml) ground black pepper
1 tablespoon (15ml) chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons (10ml) garam masala
2 teaspoons (10ml) ground turmeric
8 tablespoons (120ml) ground coriander
2 teaspoons (10ml) black mustard seeds
1/4 cup (62ml) ground cumin
3 crushed cloves of garlic
2.5cm (1 inch) cube fresh ginger root, grated
1/2 cup (125ml) brown vinegar
5 tablespoons (75ml) vegetable oil


Method

Put all ingredients except for the vinegar and oil into a medium bowl
Mix well
Stir in the vinegar and mix to a smooth paste
Heat oil in medium saucepan
Stir in the mixture over low heat until mixture boils and oil begins to separate from the spices
Remove saucepan from heat and allow to cool
Store in airtight jar and add to curries as required


Recipe submitted by Roy Evans on 26 January 2007