· Curry pastes are primarily used to flavour vegetables. Since the pastes will be strong in flavour, thin down a little and then add vegetables of your choice to make quick accompaniments to rotis, chapatis etc.
· Pastes like Red curry paste and Green curry paste is cooked with vegetables like broccoli, carrots, french beans, capsicum, baby corn, basil, kaffir lime leaves, Thai brinjal etc, thinned down with coconut milk to prepare Thai curries which are served with steamed rice. Alternatively, chicken can also be used instead of vegetables.
· Use ready made curry pastes to make recipes like Dum Aloo, Bhagara Baingan, Mutter Paneer etc.
· These pastes can be used in recipes like Biryani's which call for layered vegetables.
How to store curry paste, kadi patta paste
Always store under refrigerated conditions once the pack is opened. Fresh paste prepared at home must be stored in dry sterilised jars/ bottles in refrigerated conditions. If you are adding salt or vinegar to the paste, the shelf life will increase. However, ensure that you check the amount of salt while cooking.