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