Green Masala

green curry masala


  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 10 green cardamoms
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 50 g/2 oz mint leaves
  • 50 g/1 oz cilantro leaves
  • green chiles, to taste, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sunflower oil
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil


Soak the fenugreek seeds in water overnight Next day, bruise the cardamoms and dry-fry them with the cloves until they give off a rich aroma. Grind these spices to a powder and combine with the turmeric and salt. Drain the fenugreek seeds, place them in a blender with the garlic, ginger, mint coriander leaves, green pepper and the vinegar. Blend the mixture to a purée, then add the salt and ground spices.