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I love Indian cooking so let's make some homemade masala paste today! This spice paste is a great base for my masala meatball curry.

Masala Paste

I love Indian cooking so let's make some homemade masala paste today! This spice paste is a great base for my masala meatball curry.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories per serving 798 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ small onion peeled
  • 3 large garlic cloves peeled
  • 2- inch fresh ginger (5 cm), peeled
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric or curcuma
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • half a handful fresh cilantro leaves and stems
  • 20 almonds (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil (60 ml)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients except for the vegetable oil to a blender.
  2. I love Indian cooking so let's make some homemade masala paste today! This spice paste is a great base for my masala meatball curry.
  3. Pulse the ingredients for about 15 seconds. Scrape down the sides. Pulse again. Do this a couple of times until the mixture is quite crumbly, especially the almonds. Then add the vegetable oil.
  4. I love Indian cooking so let's make some homemade masala paste today! This spice paste is a great base for my masala meatball curry.
  5. Press pulse again. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and pulse again. Repeat this again for a couple of times until the paste is quite smooth. Don’t worry if there’s still some chunks of onion or almonds in it. Then check the seasoning and add extra chili powder or salt to taste if necessary. The paste should be fairly moist but sticky. Add extra oil or water if the mixture is too dry.
  6. I love Indian cooking so let's make some homemade masala paste today! This spice paste is a great base for my masala meatball curry.