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tikka paste

After garam masala, the next logical step is to make some tikka paste as the basis for a curry. Into a blender went: my garam masala, a smal piece of ginger, two garlic cloves, a squeeze of tomato puree, a de-seeded green chilli, paprika, a touch of cayenne, touch of cumin, fresh coriander, dessicated coconut, ground almonds, smoked sea salt, […]

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garam masala

Or Gary Masala, as I call it in my kitchen (ho ho). It’s a Hindi expression, meaning “hot paste” although I have heard other translations. It’s a blend of ground spices that are the cornerstone of the Indian kitchen. Contents vary from cook to cook, from family to family; as a clueless Essex boy I have taken a ‘greatest hits’ […]

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