Raechad Masala


•    White vinegar
•    15 dry red chillies
•    1 tbsp black peppercorns
•    2 tsps coriander seeds
•    1 tsp cumin seeds
•    12-15 cloves of garlic
•    1/2 tsp turmeric powder
•    1/2 tsp sugar
•    A golf ball-sized lump of tamarind (seeds removed)
•    Salt to taste


•    Put all the ingredients except vinegar into a food processor.
•    Add the vinegar a little at a time, to grind the ingredients into a thick, smooth paste.
•    This paste can be stored in a glass bottle for several days if kept in the refrigerator.