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Offline cave dweller

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tandoori paste
« on: July 19, 2019, 05:40 PM »
Hi guys,

I love the look of the recipes loaded here but I have a question.  Many of them require a tandoori paste  and there are a couple recommended, however I live in rural, inland Spain and there is no availability for paste to be bought. Likewise, the weight of  importing the jars makes it impractical to do this,so my question is, does anyone have a good recipe to make your own tandoori paste?   Or any other paste for that matter too.

Thanks in advance,

Lesley
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Re: tandoori paste
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2019, 06:42 AM »
I’ve never done it, but I would have thought you could make a paste with crushed garlic and ginger, lemon juice, tamarind extract and spices - cumin, coriander, turmeric, chilli and tandoori masala.  Even if you can’t buy tandoori masala locally, it should be light enough to be a practical mail order option (it’s a powdered spice blend).
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Re: tandoori paste
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2019, 07:07 AM »
If you spend £40 or more with https://www.theasiancookshop.co.uk/ they'll ship to Spain for £13.45.

It's a bit of a premium, but at least you can order spices and pastes etc. to keep you going for a good long while.

More expensive is https://www.spicesofindia.co.uk/ which charges £20.95 for orders under £50 and £16.95 for orders over £50.

There may be others.

With regards to other pastes, I make my own Kashmiri Paste using this recipe and you can find a Balti Paste recipe here. That last website - http://www.cook4one.co.uk/c2/index.html - has more paste and spice blend recipes and lots of other good stuff too. Recommended!
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Re: tandoori paste
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 11:17 AM »
I live in a rural part of a country that has a population density 5 times less than Spain and I manage to find 99% of the stuff needed. So don’t give up :)

Amazon carry Pataks pastes and delivery is free if the order meets a minimum value ( I use amazon.de and they ship to me free if I spend 39 euro).

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Re: tandoori paste
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2019, 11:09 AM »
If you make up some tandoori masala you can turn it into a tandoori paste one recipe at a time by adding some oil and water fr that recipe alone. If you want a full-blown recipe for making a couple of jar's worth, there are plenty around, It will involve cooking the spices, putting into a sterilised jar and topping off with some oil. Is it worth it to go to the length of doing all that?
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Re: tandoori paste
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 09:20 AM »
Thanks Guys,

These ideas look good... I use the asiancookshop and have an order delivered about twice a year - it's physically getting hold of stuff that makes mail order difficult.  I live in a cave house in the middle of nowhere and anyone who has lived in Spain will know that the delivery guys just don't want to deliver. I hadn't thought of Amazon, I have a prime account so they leave it at an authorised centre, takes a week but I can at least get my hands on it  :)   Over a certain size / weight though  and they won't leave it, they call you to come and collect but you can often have a long wait ... 5 minutes in Spain is more an indication of afternoon / morning.   90% of all retailers no longer deliver to campo dwellers in this area.

I have the dried spices ( can't get tamarind extract)  but like the idea of trying to make up a paste with oil and water.  My annual curry fest is coming up so I might experiment and play around, how hard can it be?  :-\
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Re: tandoori paste
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2019, 09:22 AM »
If you spend £40 or more with https://www.theasiancookshop.co.uk/ they'll ship to Spain for £13.45.

It's a bit of a premium, but at least you can order spices and pastes etc. to keep you going for a good long while.

More expensive is https://www.spicesofindia.co.uk/ which charges £20.95 for orders under £50 and £16.95 for orders over £50.

There may be others.

With regards to other pastes, I make my own Kashmiri Paste using this recipe and you can find a Balti Paste recipe here. That last website - http://www.cook4one.co.uk/c2/index.html - has more paste and spice blend recipes and lots of other good stuff too. Recommended!


Those paste recipes look great! Thankyou
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