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Three Easy Curry Marinade Using Indian Curry Paste

by Sophie

Curry Marinade Pastes from Indian Curry Paste:

Yes, you can make some flavorful curry marinade pastes with my Indian basic curry paste. It’s quick, easy and rich. And guess what, I came up with three easy and very basic marinades that can be quickly made from this awesome homemade curry paste. How cool is that!

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Grill Curry Marinade

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It’s very unusual to use curry paste as a marinade in my house. Every time while making some tandoori or tikka marinade, I make everything from the scratch. Now that I learned the quick trick to use the Indian basic curry paste for marinades, I quickly whip up my family’s top favorite tandoori tofu and paneer in minutes.Jump to the recipe

Curry Marinade

 

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Now you can make this curry paste not only for making tasty curries, but also for some quick and delicious curry marinades too.

If you haven’t read my curry paste recipe post yet, visit here! You certainly are going to love making this curry paste and create marinades from it.

It was Memorial Day weekend and I wanted to grill something for my family. I used this basic curry paste to make these three marinades: Tandoori marinade, nutty green or Hariyali marinade and basic curry balsamic marinade.

Indian Curry paste

Indian Curry paste

Three Quick, Easy Curry Marinades from Curry Paste:

Curry Marinade

 

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Tandoori Curry Marinade:

  • The tandoori marinade is super easy if you have the curry paste handy.
  • Two tablespoon to half cup curry paste, half cup vegan yogurt, tandoori masala, chili powder and fresh ginger garlic paste.
  • I sometimes prefer to add chopped cilantro too to give a fresh herb flavor.
  • Some lime juice and extra salt are other ingredients that goes in the marinade too.

Tandoori Curry Marinade

Hariyali Marinade:

  • Now comes the green marinade.
  • You need some soaked cashew, lime juice, yogurt and cilantro-mint.
  • Blend all together, add curry paste and garam masala.
  • Adjust the salt and blend again with some green chilies. Green Hariyali Curry Marinade

Curry Balsamic Marinade:

  • Lastly, the basic curry balsamic marinade.
  • You need a table spoon of curry paste, balsamic vinegar, garlic herb seasoning, olive oil and vinegar.
  • Lemon juice and fresh lemon zest add a zing to this home style marinade.Balsamic Curry Marinade

I used the tandoori marinade on tofu and veggies skewer and curry balsamic on vegetable skewers. The hariyali or nutty green marinade was for paneer and mushroom tikka kababs with some bell peppers and onion. And the balsamic one is for veggies only!

Just pour the marinade in a zip lock bag and add the veggies or tofu. Allow the veggies and tofu in the marinade for at least an hour in the refrigerator. The more time in marinade, the better the taste will be. Curry Marinade

 

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Then comes the fun part, that is grilling. Go grill and enjoy! I served the grilled veggies and tandoori tofu with a simple tzatziki sauce and avocado lime ranch with some cilantro. Both of these are homemade sauces and taste heavenly with grilled veggies and proteins.Curry Marinade

 

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Nutrition Info of Each Curry Marinade:

2 tbsp Tandoori Paste: 35kcal, carb 6.0g

2 tbsp Green marinade: 25cal, carb 3.0g

2 tbsp curry balsamic marinade: 30 cal, carb 6g

Some sauce and salad recipes that goes really well these grilled veggies are here. Just click on the image to visit the recipe page.

vegan Barley salad

vegan Barley salad

Creamy avocado dressing

Creamy avocado dressing


Curry Marinade

Tandoori Marinade

Just few ingredients, and your tandoori curry marinade is ready. Awesome for veggies, tofu and other proteins.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 35kcal

Ingredients

Tandoori marinade

  • 1/2 cup curry paste
  • 1-2 tbsp tandoori masala powder
  • 1 tsp Lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Vegan yogurt plain (Soy yogurt)
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • A dash of oil

For Tandoori tofu skewers

  • ½ package drained tofu (extra firm)
  • ½ cup tandoori marinade
  • Bell peppers and onion (cut into cubes)

Instructions

  • Mix all the marinade ingredients to make the tandoori paste.
  • Adjust salt and chili as per taste.
  • Keep the tofu and veggies in the marinade for half an hour to few hours in refrigerator.
  • Preheat the oven at 550F and choose the broiler setting.
  • Or prep your grill as per the instructions.
  • Insert the veggies and tofu in a skewer or lay them on a greased baking sheet if using oven.
  • Cook then till the edges are brown and slightly charred.
  • Serve with cilantro chutney, tzatziki sauce or cilantro lime avo ranch.

Nutrition

Calories: 35kcal

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Curry Marinade

Hariyali or nutty green marinade

Green, nutty, spicy and full of flavors. This marinade is super easy if you have curry paste and a few herbs handy. Use it on tofu, veggies or any protein of your choice.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed cilantro+mint
  • 1/4 cup curry paste
  • 1/4 cup vegan yogurt
  • Juice of half lime
  • 3 green chilies
  • 1/2 tbsp tikka or kabab masala
  • 1/3 cup cup soaked raw cashews
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/3 cup soaked raw cashews
  • A dash of oil

For hariyali paneer/tofu and mushrooms:

  • 1 cup cubed paneer
  • 1 cup cubed tofu
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 cup Hariyali marinade

Instructions

  • Blend all the ingredients until a smooth paste is formed.
  • Adjust salt, pepper and lime juice as per your taste.
  • In a zip lock bag, add the marinade ingredients. Now add all the veggies and paneer or tofu.
  • Shake well so that the veggies and paneer are coated well.
  • Keep these in the marinade for half an hour to few hours in refrigerator.
  • Broil or grill as mentioned.
  • Serve with chutney and avo-lime ranch.

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Balsamic curry marinade

Salty, garlicky, tangy and with a hint of robust curry flavor. This is my balsamic curry marinade, which is perfect for adding some flavor to grilled veggies.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 30kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp curry paste
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic herb seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp oregano + thyme
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon Lemon juice and zest
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce or sriracha

Veggies for grilling

  • 1/2 bunch carrots
  • 1 cup mixed squash
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients well to make a smooth balsamic curry marinade.
  • Adjust the salt, pepper as per your taste.
  • Take a cup of two veggies and wash them well. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  • In a zip lock bag, take the marinade and add all the veggies.
  • Shake well for uniform coating.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Grill before serving.

Notes

  • Veggies tend to lose water in the marinade.
  • Don’t keep them in marinade for a long time.

Nutrition

Calories: 30kcal

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14 comments

Elena June 3, 2017 - 5:27 pm

5 stars
What a creative way to use the curry paste! Definitely a tasty time saver !

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Sophie June 4, 2017 - 4:58 pm

Thank you Elena!

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Megha June 3, 2017 - 8:45 pm

5 stars
Looks awesome…like always, I love to try your creativity… 🙂

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Sophie June 4, 2017 - 4:58 pm

Thanks Megha!

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Priya Desai June 15, 2017 - 4:02 pm

Do you make Vegan paneer?

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Sophie June 15, 2017 - 7:24 pm

I buy tofu from the store.

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Kiana June 27, 2017 - 6:52 pm

What vegan yogurt do you use? I haven’t been able to find one that I like before

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Sophie June 27, 2017 - 7:09 pm

Kiana, I use coconut yogurt or soy yogurt. I haven’t made vegan yogurt yet at home.

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Kiana June 27, 2017 - 7:41 pm

Is there a brand you prefer?

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