Musaman Curry Paste

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Appears in
The Cook's Book of Everything

By Lulu Grimes

Published 2009

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  • 2 dried long red chillies
  • 1 lemongrass stem, white part only, finely sliced
  • 2.5 cm (1


  1. Slit the chillies lengthways with a sharp knife. Discard the seeds and soak the chillies in hot water for 1–2 minutes, or until soft. Drain and roughly chop.
  2. Using a mortar and pestle, pound the chillies, lemongrass, galangal, cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom seeds and nutmeg into a paste. Add the garlic, shallots and coriander roots. Pound tog