The Vital Sisters’ Curry Paste

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 The Vital Sisters Curry Paste

It is easy to just pick up a ready made jar of different flavoured curry pastes, but wouldn’t it be even nicer to make your own?


  • 1/2 tsp black pepper corns
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1.5 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 7 cardamon pods, seeds removed and skins discarded
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 thumb sized piece fresh ginger, cut up into small chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato purree
  • 3 tbsp oil (we used thistle oil)
  • as much fresh chilli as you can handle (roughly chopped)

How it’s done

If you want a smooth paste without any bits of spices, grind the pepper corns, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cardamom seeds, star anise and cloves with a pestle and mortar as finely as possible. We personally like the extra flavour kick you get from larger pieces of most spices, but we always pre-grind the star anise and cloves  as for us, these flavour can be too overpowering.  Then simply put all your ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and blend until you have a fairly smooth paste.

Our VitalSisters’ curry paste is the base for the VitalSisters’ pumpkin curry but we have also served it as a dip with homemade pita bread and crudités.




We would love to see your creations. Just post them on Instagram with #thevitalsisterscreations

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