Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe

Thermomix curry paste


Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe.

Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe.

This is a flavourful curry paste from a recipe originally published by an Indian friend. - for the original non-Thermomix recipe, click on Suneil's website here, which will make enough paste for 4 curries – you can also use it to marinate chicken to grill.

It's surprisingly easy to make and much healthier and better tasting than the shop-bought ones. You'll know exactly what it's your curry! No nasties or additives. 

A great home-made basic curry paste Thermomix recipe that freezes beautifully. Make it in batches and freeze for when you want to create an authentic curry.

Better than a takeaway, it is the basis for the ultimate fakaway - this fragrant, rich and versatile paste includes spices like coriander, cumin and turmeric, mixed with onions, garlic and ginger. 

There's no chillis in this recipe but that doesn't mean you can't add some or lots - how hot do you want it to be?

Why make this with a Thermomix?

- no onion chopping

- no constant stirring

- no risk of anything burning

- put it on and carry on with your life 

- no pots and pans to wash up

- the finest spice mill you could ever wish for

Course Spices
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 curries


  • 5 medium white onions
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 5 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 5 tbsp cardamon pods
  • 5 tbsp cloves
  • 2 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp white peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 5 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 7 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 400 mls water


  1. Add 5 onions, halved, 6 garlic cloves and 2 cm fresh ginger to the mixing bowl. Blitz for 20 seconds / speed 6 or until it forms a paste.

  2. Add 7tbsp vegetable oil and cook for 20 minutes / speed low / 100C without measuring cup. Set aside.

  3. Wash and dry your mixing bowl.

  4. Add 5 tbsp coriander seed, 2 tbsp cumin seeds, 5 tbsp cardamom pods, 5 tbsp cloves, 2 tbsp fennel seeds and 1 tbsp white peppercorns to the mixing bowl. Dry fry for 5 minutes / Varoma / speed 1. Enjoy the wonderful smell!

  5. Add 3 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp salt and 5 tbsp cinnamon powder. If you've decided to add chilli powder, now is the time to do it! Mill for 20 seconds / speed 10.

  6. Add the onion mixture to the spices and cook for 20 minutes / 100C / Speed low, replacing measuring cup with simmering basket. Add 100ml of water every 5 minutes.

  7. It should look like a thick paste. If it's too liquid, cook for a further 5 minutes. Leave to cool.

  8. When cool, stir in some chopped coriander, divide into 4 equal parts, roll each into clingfilm to form a cylinder, which you can now freeze.

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