How to Store Curry Paste

Written by morgan o'connor
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How to Store Curry Paste
Curry paste can include a wide range of spices. (Terry J Alcorn/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Curry paste refers to a wide variety of pastes including many different ingredients. Thai green curry paste, for example, gets its distinctive mild flavour from a blend of green chillies, lemon grass and lime. Madras curry paste, on the other end of the spectrum, is a dark red Indian blend including spicy Madras chillies. Regardless of the particular blend of ingredients in your curry paste, the proper storage procedure is the same.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Glass container with airtight lid
  • Spoon

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  1. 1

    Place the curry paste into a glass container. Use a spoon to stir the curry paste and press it down into the container, eliminating any air bubbles.

  2. 2

    Put the lid onto the glass container and ensure that it is tightly in place. The curry paste will keep longer if it is not constantly exposed to air, so an airtight seal is important.

  3. 3

    Store your sealed jar of curry paste in the refrigerator for up to four weeks.

Tips and warnings

  • For longer storage, place your curry paste into a freezer-safe container and freeze it for up to three months.

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