Basic curry paste & a simple recipe

Curry paste is the very basic of all curry recipes. Once mastered, you can use the paste to create various dishes to the amazement of your family and friends.

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1 pack of 25g Spice Devils Blend will normally serve for between 4 to 6 portions.

Cooking Time: Between 45 minutes to 1h30mins,  depending on meat used.

Things you'll need:

  • 1 regular onion finely chopped or diced
  • 3 tbsp oil of your choice
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes (400g)
  • 1 pack of any Spice Devils blend

Cooking Suggestion:

  • Heat the oil in a heavy-base pot/pan
  • Sweat the chopped Onion
  • Add tin of Tomatoes and cook until a thin paste
  • Add the Pack of Spice Devils blend of your choice and stir for a minute
  • Your paste is ready.
  • Turn down heat completely.

Use the paste to create the dish of your choice (see below for a simple curry). Some people prefer to make the curry paste in far greater quantity. If that's the case, simply fill in a glass jar to the rim, and refrigerate for future use. If refrigerating, make sure the paste is completely cooled down to room temperature.

Now, to cook a simple curry from your preferred paste above, just follow these simple steps:


STEP 2: YOUR SIMPLE CURRY

  • Things you'll need:
  • Paste that you have already prepared
  • 500g chicken or beef or any meat of your choice, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 4 to 5 regular potatoes (cut in 4 or 8)
  • 2 handful fresh or frozen garden peas (if frozen, allow to soak in hot water)
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tin coconut milk (400ml)
  • A small bunch of fresh coriander (finely chopped)
  • Any other vegetable of your choice.

Cooking Suggestion: 

  • Add coconut milk to the paste that you've prepared and mix well
  • Add 1 or 2 tbsp of honey and the chopped potatoes plus any other vegetables.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil
  • Add the chicken or other meat of your choice, and salt to taste
  • Leave to simmer until both the chicken/meat, potatoes and other veg are well cooked and coated with the sauce
  • Add water if sauce too thick
  • Once you’re happy with the consistency, add peas and cover pot
  • Leave for another minute or two
  • Once curry is ready, garnish with coriander and serve 

Serving suggestions: 

Boiled basmati rice, couscous, naan bread, or a side of your choice.