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About Island Curries


Homemade quality, not factory-made quantity.

Quality not quantity

Island Curries make quality curry pastes and powders in Tasmania, Australia. We use only the best ingredients, meaning your Island Curries product is as full of flavour as possible. Our focus is on quality, not quantity and all our products are gluten- and preservative-free.

Many aromatic spices such as coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardomam seeds and peppercorns are ground freshly on production day thus keeping flavours as fresh as possible.

Easy to prepare

Each packet of Island Curries paste includes a recipe suggestion to get you started and we include a recipe collection here on our website for our customers. The directions are simple and totally user-friendly, so much so that even the most novice of cooks is able to accomplish a delicious, authentic Indian restaurant-style curry.

Range of flavours

Island Curries offers a range of distinct flavours which may be mixed with any meats, fish or vegetable dishes, are completely free from all preservatives, additives and colourings and are adaptable for the whole family to use, as the chilli is added whilst cooking.

HACCP

Island Curries has successfully attained HACCP accreditation.

Vegan friendly

All Island Curries products are vegan friendly and suitable for vegetarians.

Island Curries preservative free curry paste, made in Tasmania.

Secret to a good curry

The final colour and texture of a curry depend on how well you brown the onions in the first stage. Heat the oil first, then reduce the heat slightly so that the onions go golden brown without burning, and stir them gently with a wooden spoon or spatula. Once this is done, add the spices, meat or other ingredients, and mix and coat the meat by ‘bhoono-ing’. ‘Bhoono-ing’ means to stir and fry in a semi-circular movement, scraping the bottom of the pan. This is essential for a good end result, and when you have done this you should taste the food and adjust the chilli heat according to your own palate.

Our motto

Our focus is on quality not quantity. Island Curries products have no bulking or filling agents whatsoever, therefore, the curry pastes are fully packed with 100% pure flavour. Many aromatic spices such as coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cardamom seeds and pepper corns are ground freshly on production day, thus keeping flavours as fresh as possible.

At the moment, Island Curries offers 7 distinct flavours which may be mixed with any meats, fish or vegetable dishes, are completely free from all preservatives, additives and colourings and are adaptable for the whole family to use.

Island Curries is proud to be a sponsor of Mercy Indonesia orphan homes.

Community work

Island Curries is proud to be a sponsor of Mercy Indonesia www.imercy.org by providing radios for Alor Island. So far we have raised funds to purchase 420 radios for the residents of Alor Island.

Mercy Indonesia Foundation was started on 10 May 2001 by Paulus and Marliesye Wiratno. Their mission is to restore the lives of orphans in partnership with churches, corporations, organizations and individuals who have a passion to help needy, parentless children.

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


In the media

The Sydney Morning Herald February 2008

“One good reason to keep a few packs of feisty Island Curries in the pantry is they are preservative free. They also come in a slick pack which takes up very little room on the shelf.”

Courier Mail March 2009

“Authentic taste…Island Curries from Hobart come as mild (in chilli heat), but a little extra chilli will bring it up to the required heat. We loved the dark aromatic mix for lamb dishes.”

ABC Delicious Magazine September 2010

“When we want the robust flavour of a fresh curry, but have no time to pound out a paste, we love the range from Island Curries. Handmade in Taroona, Tasmania, these flavour-packed pastes come in varieties from chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or vegetables (vindaloo and tomato as well).”