Pieter Siebel of Pete s Travelling Pans is a chef, artisan producer and food tour operator. I produce a range of fresh vacuum sealed curry pastes, chilli sauces, pickles and chutneys. I use all natural and fresh ingredients that are sourced locally (apart from dried spices). My Sri-Lankan curry pastes build on the traditional village recipes where precise measures are unheard of. A pinch of this and a handful of that has been the norm for generations. I have tried to be faithful to the flavours I remember, adding freshness by replacing dried herbs and spices with fresh wherever possible. My Thai curry pastes were developed for my restaurant menu where they gained an enthusiastic following. Like most Eastern countries Thailand has a classic and a peasant cuisine. I have tried to marry the perfume of the former and the pungency of the latter in these pastes. Spices, imaginatively used are the feature of Indian cookery, to add freshness to the pastes I have taken several liberties with traditional recipes. For example I have replaced fresh chillies for dried and fresh coriander for ground. I have even toned down the heat of the Madras curry from the fiery Mysore recipe I remember. The addition of fresh chillies makes for a richer, full flavoured paste, the only way to get fresher will be to drag out the mortar and pestle and grind it yourself. Each pouch will make 2 kg of full flavoured meat/fish or vegetable curry. A word of advice though; the paste is not cooked prior to vacuum sealing so ALL of the flavour is retained making it much more robust than the cooked and bottled varieties. All of my products are made in small batches in a registered kitchen on my property in Heathcote Junction and are vacuum sealed to guarantee freshness. I also conduct culinary and cultural tours to my native Sri Lanka, visiting historic places, UNESCO registered sites, beaches, shopping and of course food, food and more food! Join me for a 15 day luxury tour of the island. Full details and itinerary are available on my web site www.petestravellingpans.com
All of our products are made from the freshest ingredients sourced from our very own garden and other local producers and market stall holders.
They are all gluten and preservative free with many vegetarian friendly options available.
Shipping discounts apply for multiple orders across our entire range. Please see individual products for details.