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Curry paste recipe please

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BonaDea Sun 09-Feb-14 19:32:08

Tonight gave my 10 mo blw DS fish curry which I made with shop-bought curry paste and some coconut milk (added that to pan fried onion, peas and haddock). He loved it.

My only concern was that the paste seemed salty to me - certainly I thought it was seasoned well and wouldn't have added any salt. Fine for me, but think it was probably too much salt for him.

I've checked my blw cookbook and the curry paste recipe in there, tho child friendly, is a thai paste and I personally would prefer an Indian type recipe (just because that's what I prefer to eat and will be eating the same).

Anyone have a good recipe or should I just experiment? Happy for it to have a bit of a kick as I can always adjust chilli content and / or add more coconut milk or yoghurt. He certainly didnt seem to mind the kick of the paste I'd used and dh and I are both chilli lovers.

Thanks!

CogitoErgoSometimes Mon 10-Feb-14 06:25:36

I make a curry paste for a Madhur Jaffrey recipe which is roughly two red peppers (cored etc), an onion, a small piece of ginger, garlic.... whizzed to a pulp in the processor with some roasted ground spices (cumin, coriander, turmeric, fenugreek) and a chilli pepper. This is then stir-fried in a little oil until it changes colour and you add the meat/fish plus a little water.

tb Mon 10-Feb-14 18:42:24

This is from Zahda Saeed's dvd Zahda's kitchen

Garam masala

2" of cinnamon stick
2-3 cloves
5 green cardomems
2-3 black cardomems
2 tbsp cumin seed
2 tbsp coriander seed

Grind until you have a fine powder. I use a coffee grinder

Finely chop 2 medium onions and 5 cloves of garlic and grate 2 inches of ginger root.

Sweat the onions/garlic/ginger until soft in a little oil or butter. Rather than adding more oil, you can always add a little water if it starts to stick.

Then add
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chilli powder
3 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp tumeric

To this add 1-2 large peeled tinned tomatoes with whatever meat or fish you are using, and 1 finely sliced fresh chilli - you don't have to add this if it makes it too hot for the dc.

Add a cup of water, and cook until the oil in the sauce separates out a little.

You could do this until the stage where you add the meat, and then freeze in the quantities you need.

BonaDea Mon 10-Feb-14 20:24:17

Thanks both. Will try these out!!

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