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Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste



Making curry paste from scratch is well worth the effort and time. You can always adjust the level of spiciness to suit you, and they taste better too. I prefer to make the curry paste in a mortar and pestle as this slowly releases the flavours and aroma. However, If you decide to use a food processor, then make sure to grind the roasted spices separately until you have a fine powder before adding to the rest of the ingredients.




Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste

Ingredients

½ tsp Cumin Seeds, toasted
1 tsp Coriander Seeds, toasted
½ tsp White Peppercorns, toasted
1 Stalk Lemongrass, chopped
½ inch Piece Galangal, peeled and chopped
½ inch Piece Turmeric, peeled and chopped
3 Shallots, peeled and chopped
4 Cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped
10 Green Bird’s Eye Chilies, chopped
10 Large Green/Serrano Chilies, chopped
1 Kaffir Lime Peel
3 Kaffir Lime Leaves
1 tsp Roasted Shrimp Paste
3 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Coriander
1 tsp Sea Salt

Method

Finely pound the toasted cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and peppercorns in a mortar and pestle. Then add galangal, lemongrass, turmeric, shallots, garlic, chilies, lime peel, lime leaves, fresh coriander, shrimp paste, and sea salt. *Make sure to pound each ingredient into a coarse paste before adding another one. Continue to pound into a fine paste. Then transfer to a bowl or jar.

Makes 1 ¼ Cups Green Curry Paste

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