C41 Madras Paste

This is an attempt to recreate a paste similar to the product from Patak's, but in a much reduced quantity. The ingredients for their pastes are available from their website or from the labelling on the jars themselves. Some ingredient percentages are given but others needed to be estimated. This is a reasonable approximation that I actually prefer.


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5 tbspn oil ¾ tspn garlic powder
3¾ tspn ground coriander ¾ tspn c41 curry powder (see note 1)
1½ tspn ground cumin 1 tspn salt
1¼ tspn turmeric 1 tspn cider vinegar
1 tspn chilli powder 3 tbspn tamarind juice
¾ tspn ground ginger  



  1. Heat the oil in a wok, or similar, over a low to medium flame and fry the 7 spices, stirring, for 1 min.
  2. Add the salt, cider vinegar and tamarind juice and cook, stirring, for 1 min, adding a little boiling water if needed to prevent drying.
  3. Remove from the heat, allow to cool, spoon into a small jar and refrigerate until use. This should produce 3 - 4 tbspn and a little water can be added if necessary to achieve this.


(1) Any good quality medium curry powder could be used instead.

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