Home Made Maseman Curry Paste

Ingredients

5 dried big red chillies, cut into small pieces, soaked in water for 5 minutes

1 cinnamon stick

1 star anise

2 cardamoms

1 tsp coriander seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

3 tbsp chopped lemongrass

1 tbsp chopped galangal root

2 tbsp chopped garlic

2 tbsp chopped shallot

½ tsp salt

1 tsp shrimp paste

Method 

Roast cinnamon, star anise, cardamoms, coriander seeds and cumin seeds in the frying pan with no oil until you can smell the spices. Crush all spices together with chillies, lemongrass, galangal, garlic and shallots in a mortar or blender. Add ½ teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of shrimp paste, and crush or blend everything until smooth.

Source : The Daily Star, August 22, 2017