Questions about our Products

We use 100% natural ingredients of the finest quality in our entire range of spice pastes and blends. We use lovely fresh herbs, and source the highest quality spices, roast and grind the spices, so each pot is bursting with flavours. We never add water to the pastes and we never add fillers to the spice blends, as I am passionate about giving you the same authentic flavours that I enjoy in my own cooking.

For a list of individual ingredients in each product please look under product descriptions on the shop page.

Shemin's Spice Blends last 18 months even once opened.
Shemin's Indian and Seafood Paste lasts up to 27 weeks even once opened.
Shemin's Thai Curry Paste lasts up to 24 weeks even once opened.
All of our Curry Pastes can be frozen.

As Shemin’s Curry Pastes contain fresh ingredients, they should be kept in the fridge. The products have been tested to last outside the fridge while they are being posted. Please refrigerate upon receipt. All our pastes can be frozen.

Because it allows us to use fresh ingredients and stay true to our authentic recipes, removing the need to tinker with the acidity, water or salt levels or add in chemical preservatives. This keeps our products 100% natural and tasting great, the way we like it!

It depends on the recipe that you are using. When making a curry, each 100g pack of Shemin’s Curry Pastes make 1kg of ingredients, so a meal for 5-6 people.

If your curry is turning out too spicy, make sure you are adding the correct ratio of curry paste to ingredients. Each 100g pack should make around 1kg of ingredients. If you use less ingredients and more paste, the curry will turn out hotter.

You can add ingredients like coconut milk, natural yoghurt or crème fraîche to your curries to cool them down.

There is no added sugar in any of our products except Shemin's BBQ and Shemin's Jerk Spice Blends.

All our products are made in a kitchen where nuts are kept, however there are no nuts added to our products.

All our range is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

All our range is gluten and dairy free.

We send out orders on Monday mornings and Thursday mornings. You should receive your order within 2 days from postage.

We now supply many restaurants and pubs across the UK. Please email us at or call 01344 291216 for more information about catering supply.

If you have a store and want to stock Shemin's products, please get in contact at or call 01344 291216 and we can send you our price lists.

We can deliver to some areas outside of the UK, however we need to calculate a unique postage charge for you. Please email us at with your address and we will get back to you on costs.

Orders made from the 20th December – 1 January will be posted on the 2 January