Keep this spicy curry paste in the freezer to create authentic curries whenever you feel like it.
80ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil
2 long fresh red chillies, deseeded, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbs finely grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup ground cumin
1/4 cup ground coriander
1 tbs freshly ground black pepper
1 tbs garam masala
1 tbs black mustard seeds
1 tbs ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Place the vinegar, oil, chilli, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, pepper, garam masala, mustard, turmeric and cinnamon in a bowl and stir until well combined.
To freeze (for up to 4 months): Place curry paste in an airtight container and smooth the surface. Drizzle with vegetable oil to cover. Label, date and freeze. To thaw: Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours or until thawed. Stir to combine.