Today, for the first time, I used the A1 curry paste instead of the usual Earthen Pot curry powder. A1 cost a bit more than E.Pot because it has all the necessary spices mixed in it. For E.Pot, you may have to add some spices of your own. A1 cost $2.90 a pack and EP is $1.20.
Besides the coconut milk, one may also add some curry leaves to enhance the taste. You may buy the curry leaves from the supermarket (60c a pkt).
Instructions on how to cook the curry are on the A1's label. It's very easy and an amateur like me could cook a nice pot of curry by following the instructions.