Balti curry paste recipe
- 5 tbsp coriander seeds
- 3 tbsp powdered cumin
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 dried chilli or 2 fresh chilli (or if you must 1 tsp chilli powder)
- 2 tsp mustard seed
- 2 tsp fennel seed
- 3 tsp cardamom seed
- 1 tsp fenugreek seed
- 6 bay leaves
- 3 tbsp curry powder
- 2 tbsp ground turmeric
- 1 tbsp ginger powder
Place all above ingredients into a frypan over high heat, stir and toast for approx 1 minute.
Put into mortar and pestle and pound to release all fragrances - approx 3 minutes
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 teaspoon white vinegar Pound for futher 3-5 minutes until a paste.
- This may look like a lot of work with all these ingredients but it actually is pretty quick and the freshness of the spices beats a pre-made paste every time!
- This recipe was created by Melissa Klemke for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.