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homemade madras curry paste

Homemade Madras Curry Paste

Servings 4 servings



  • In a pan over medium heat, add the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and mustard seeds. Dry roast the spices for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring often, until they are aromatic.
  • Using a mortar and pestle, grind the seeds, garlic, and ginger into a paste.
  • Add the powdered spices and stir to fully combine.


Concerned on the overall spiciness? Cut the cayenne pepper by 1/2 (1 teaspoon only) or use a less spicy 100% chili powder - NOT chili powder seasoning). Ancho powder or red jalapeño powder both can work here.