Tikka Masala is a tasty British-Indian favourite and this home-made version beats the store bought jar by a country mile.

2 cloves garlic, smashed
1″ piece fresh ginger, chopped
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons home-made garam masala
½ teaspoon black peppercorns, toasted, then ground
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
2 tablespoons tomato purée
2 fresh red chillies, roughly chopped
½ teaspoon turmeric
1 bunch (handful) fresh coriander, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons ground almonds, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted then ground
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted then ground

Place all of the ingredients into a blender and whizz to a paste. Store in an airtight jar in the fridge with a slick of oil over the top. Will keep for ages.

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