Thai Curry (Red, Green, Yellow Curry) Paste

Prep Time:

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Serves:

6 Servings

Level:

Intermediate

About the Recipe

Ingredients

THAI GREEN CURRY PASTE

  • 1 Tablespoon  coriander seeds whole- roasted ground

  • 1 Tablespoon  cumin seeds whole- roasted ground

  • 1 Teaspoon  black peppercorn whole

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 8 each garlic cloves

  • 4 Tablespoon shallots, chopped

  • 4 Tablespoon lemongrass, thinly sliced then minced

  • (Note: peel couple layers until you smell lemony. Snap it just like asparagus. Only use the bottom half. Remove wood core on the bottom)

  • 1 Tablespoon galangal, fresh, peeled thin slices

  • 5 each Thai chilies, sliced

  • 4 each kaffir lime leaves, chiffonade

  • 12 each basil leaves

  • ½ cup cilantro stems only, minced (don’t use the leaves.)

  • 8-ounce jalapeno peppers, thin slice with or with or without seeds

  • 1 Tablespoon shrimp paste (optional, don’t use if anyone is allergic to seafood)

  • ½ cup  water

  • 1 fl oz canola or vegetable oil


Red Curry Paste:

Ingredients are same as above with additional ingredients listed below

  • Substitute red jalapeno Or 1⁄2 ounce of red arboreal chili (soaked in hot water for 15 min then chopped)

  • 1 stick of Cinnamon

  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric

  • 1 Tablespoon Coriander (Don’t use cilantro stems.)


Yellow Curry Paste:

Ingredients same as above with additional ingredients listed below,

  • 1/4 Teaspoon mace

  • 8 each Green cardamom pod

  • 1 stick of Cinnamon

  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric

Preparation

Step 1


Add coriander in the mortar and pestle then pound and grind it until finely ground. Then add cumin, peppercorn, and salt; grind it all together until finely ground.


Step 2


Add garlic and shallots; pound it until it roughly mixes with spice powder, then add minced lemongrass and sliced galangal and continue to pound until it becomes a paste. Add a tablespoon of water if needed.


Step 3


Add Thai chilies, kaffir leaves and cilantro stems, then pound until it is mixed well with the rest of the paste.


Step 4


Add jalapeno and pound it roughly with the rest of the paste then transfer into a blender and add water and oil.5) Process until it becomes smooth