Masaman Curry Paste

This recipe is part of the recipe for Masaman Curry Beef


Makes about 1/2 cup


6 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh ginger
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped garlic (10 to 12 cloves)
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons ground mace or nutmeg
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 to 4 teaspoons ground red pepper*
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons anchovy paste or 1 minced anchovy fillet
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cloves

*Use 2 teaspoons ground red pepper for mild paste and up to 4 teaspoons for very hot paste.


  1. Place all ingredients in food processor or blender; process until mixture forms dry paste.

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