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Curry Paste vs. Curry Powder

Andra2000's picture

Curry Paste vs. Curry Powder  (post #71693)

Dear Friends:

Does anybody know whether curry powder can be substituted in equal amounts for curry paste in a recipe? If not, what would the ratio be?

I have a recipe calling for 3 tablespoons of curry paste and I want to use curry powder.


Pielove's picture

curry (post #71693, reply #1 of 5)

Hi Andra2000,

  Curry paste is generally a more complex mixture, including things like ginger, garlic and lemongrass, in contrast to curry powder, which is generally just powdered spices. You can get somewhat of a similar flavor, but it won't be the same. Definitely do not use equal amounts!! Start with much less curry powder.

  Here is a sample recipe for curry paste:

 Good luck! What are you trying to make?

Cheers, Jen

KimTheCook's picture

Thx (post #71693, reply #2 of 5)

Good Info TY

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cathyee's picture

Thanks for giving this whole (post #71693, reply #4 of 5)

Thanks for giving this whole recipes.

cathyee's picture

I prefer curry powder. (post #71693, reply #3 of 5)

I prefer curry powder. Because curry paste has many ingridents and when i use into my dishes  then it has come excess flavour and i didn't like it. In that case curry powder is best to me.

caitlynsimpson's picture

The curry powder has a (post #71693, reply #5 of 5)

The curry powder has a stronger taste than the curry paste it is recommended to first put a little amount of curry powder then just adjust the taste by adding a little bit more if you want a stronger curry taste.