MASAMAN CURRY PASTE

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MASAMAN CURRY PASTE

Yield: 1.5 cups

MASAMAN CURRY PASTE

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Chilies, dried, small red
  • 2 Tbsp. Cumin seed
  • 1 tsp. Coriander seed
  • 1 tsp. Peppercorn, white
  • 1 tsp. Clove, whole
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 tsp. Mace, ground
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg, ground
  • 1 tsp. Cardamom, ground
  • 3 stalks Lemongrass, thinly sliced .
  • 1 Tbs Galangal, ⅛–inch slices
  • 2tsp. Kosher Salt
  • ½ Cup Garlic, thinly sliced
  • ½ Cup Shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1Tbs Shrimp paste, optional

Instructions

  1. Wash and stem the chilies. Coarsely chop and place in a small bowl. Cover with warm water and soak for 20 minutes.
  2. Toast the cumin, coriander, peppercorns and cloves in a dry pan for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a small bowl to cool. Toast the ground spices the same way, stirring
  4. frequently, until they darken a little, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Grind
  5. the whole spices to a fine powder in a mortar and pestle or in a spice grinder.
  6. Combine with the roasted ground spices and set aside.
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