August 17, 2016

Chettinad Spice Paste


Chettinad is a region in Tamil Nadu widely known for his delicious cuisine.  This is the basic spice paste mix used in chettinad recipes.  It's hot and spicy, which are extremely delicious when cooked with vegetables / Chicken / Mutton.  All the spices are first dry roasted and then ground to paste.  This can be stored in air tight container for 2 - 3 days or freeze them for longer use. 



Ingredients :
  1. Coconut, grated - 1/4 cup
  2. Cinnamon - 1 stick
  3. Red chillies - 3 nos
  4. Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  5. Ginger - 1 inch
  6. Garlic - 4 pods
  7. Cardamom - 2 nos
  8. Curry leaves - 2 tbsp
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  10. Star anise - 1 no
  11. Kalpasi 
  12. Cloves - 2 nos
  13. Black peppercorns - 1 tsp
  14. Oil - 1 tsp
Roast the ingredients and grind them to smooth paste using little water.



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