Saturday, 1 November 2008

How to make roasted Coconut Curry Paste

Things needed :

Dessicated coconut - 1/2 coconut or 1 1/2 cup
Chilly powder - 1 1/2 sp
Coriander powder - 1 sp

Roasting the Ingredients:

Roast the coconut in a nonstick pan sauting continously till the coconut turns dark brown uniformly . Set aside.

To the hot roasted coconut add  unroasted spices (chilly or coriander) if any & saute so that its rawness goes.

If the spices are roasted already add them after the coconut is cooled down .

In my case i had unroasted chilly powder , so i added it with hot coconut . Coriander powder was roasted , so added it after cooling the coconut , and ground everything to a fine paste.

Grind the fried mixture fine using a mixer.

You will get an oily paste which can be added to curries for increasing their richness.

Eg: Potato curry, Theeyal etc.

For chicken, lamb curries add extra fennel seeds, cinnamon , cardamom, cloves and a bay leaf  to the hot coconut , roast a bit & grind.


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