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Spicy Paste For Vegetables

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:50 pieces
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
Technique: Roast Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 10 small onions, quartered
  • 1 medium - bulb garlic, peeled and skinned
  • 1 tbsp - fresh turmeric, peeled and chopped
  • 1tbsp - Kenchur of smaller Galangal
  • 2 tbsp - laos of greater Galangal
  • 2 stalks Lemon grass, peeled and cut fine
  • 6 large Red Chillies chopped
  • 6 small Red Chillies chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 8-10 peppercorns
  • 1 tsp - Coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp - oil

How to Make

  • Dry roast peppercorns, corianders seeds for a minute on hot griddle.
  • Put all ingredients, except oil and salt in either an electric mixer or stone grinder.
  • Add roasted seeds and pepper, grind to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a heavy wok or non-stick pan.
  • Add paste, stir fry till golden. Add salt.
  • Stir and cook further 1 minute.
  • Cool, store in refrigerator, use as required.