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A Taste From The Past: Curry Spice Mixes

by Spicie Foodie on April 12, 2013

A Taste From The Past: Curry Spice Mixes by Spicie Foodie | #curry #spices #thai #indian #malaysian

If you were to peek through my kitchen cabinets and refrigerator you would always find plenty of spices, homemade curry mixes and pastes. To me there is something so serene about grinding whole spices and transforming them into aromatic curry mixes. The simple motions of chopping, and mashing herbs for curry pastes is just as comforting to me. I simply could not exist without spice and curry.

Today’s edition of “A Taste From The Past” is all about curry spice mixes. I want to share with you these 4 curry mixes and pastes from my archives. Sometimes all four are in my kitchen, and other times maybe only one and they are always homemade.

Homemade curry spices and pastes taste so much better than store bought. The main reason is that you can control what quality ingredients go into the mix. The store bought ones always have too much salt and filler ingredients which costs the manufacturers less money to produce. Plus if you are like me and like to have more control over the spiciness then homemade curry mixes are the way to go. Enjoy!

Garam Masala ~ Indian Curry Spice Mix by Spicie Foodie | #garammasala #indiancurry #spices
Garam Masala ~ Indian Curry Spice

 

Red Thai Curry Paste  or Krung Kaeng Phed by Spicie Foodie | #redcurry #thaicurry #currypaste
Red Thai Curry Paste or Krung Kaeng Phed

 

Thai Green Curry Paste by Spicie Foodie | #greencurry #thaicurry #currypaste
Thai Green Curry Paste

 

Malaysian Meat Curry Powder by Spicie Foodie | #curry #spices #malaysian #meatcurry
Malaysian Meat Curry Powder

 

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa April 13, 2013 at 4:43 PM

I love curries and curry powders as well as curry pastes!

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Spicie Foodie April 13, 2013 at 11:45 PM

That’s great Rosa:)

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3 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 13, 2013 at 6:09 PM

I especially love green curry… that paste looks so fragrant!

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4 Spicie Foodie April 13, 2013 at 11:45 PM

I agree! Thank you Laura:)

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5 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today April 14, 2013 at 12:33 AM

Each version looks amazing. I love curry, my hubby could eat it each day. He’ll be very happy if I’ll mix some spices for him ;)

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6 Spicie Foodie April 14, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Thank you Marta! My husband is the same way.:)

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7 easyfoodsmith April 14, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Hi Nancy! You are so right about making one’s own curry spice mixes. Nothing beats the flavour of a freshly ground curry paste or masala mix.

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8 Spicie Foodie April 14, 2013 at 5:19 PM

So true Taruna!:)

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9 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 14, 2013 at 10:01 AM

It’s true, there’s something basic about pounding the crap out of something and end up with a dish so fragrant and wonderful that you think you’ve stepped over the line into heaven.

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10 Spicie Foodie April 14, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Haha, and all that pounding can also be a great stress reliever.:)

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11 tania@mykitchenstories.com.au April 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

NOt many people make all of there curry pastes , you are a very dedicated and clever cook!. Its always so easy to have them on hand and be able to cook up something delicious in a flash. I’d love to visit your kitchen.

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12 Spicie Foodie April 14, 2013 at 5:27 PM

I like to have the variety Tania. Thanks and anytime!:)

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