Tikka Masala Paste

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 5mins
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The perfect fixer to have in your pantry/fridge. Make it and enjoy curries at the dip of a spoon. YUM.

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/tikka-masala-paste

recipe updated 8 Oct 2019


  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (58g)
  • Tomato icon
    100g (about ¾)
  • Coriander seeds icon
    Coriander seeds
    30g (about 5½ tbsp)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    20g (about 3¼ tbsp)
  • Chilli flakes icon
    Chilli flakes
    1 tsp (1g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    50g (about ¼ cup)
  • Ginger icon
    50g (about ½ cup)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    121ml (½ cup)
  • Water icon
    50ml (3½ tbsp)
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch


  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl
  • kCook icon Jar
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Add coriander seeds and cumin seeds to a clean frying pan
  2. Toast in frying pan
  3. Transfer seeds to TM5 bowl
  4. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  5. Blend - approx 1 min, speed 8
  6. Then add onion to the TM5 bowl
  7. Chop - approx 5 sec, speed 5
  8. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  9. Add chilli flakes, garlic clove, ginger, extra virgin olive oil, water, lemon, ground turmeric, sea salt and tomato to the TM5 bowl
  10. Cook - approx 1 hr, 80°C, speed 2
  11. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to jar
  12. Refrigerate in fridge
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