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Thai Red Curry Paste

his is the right way to make curry paste


  • dry ingred:

  • 1/2 tbs coriander powder

  • 4 cardamon pods (split open and use the seeds inside)

  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 10 big red dried chillies - deseeded and soaked in boiling water for about 10 mins

  • then finely chopped

  • fresh ingred:

  • 1 tsp galangal skin removed and finely chopped

  • 2 tsp lemongrass chopped finely (use lower half only)

  • 1 tsp lemon peel

  • 1 tbl coriander root

  • 3 tbls red onion

  • 3 tbls crushed garlic

  • 1 tsp shrimp paste


  • 1.

    Place the coriander powder,cardamon pods, pepper and salt into a mortar and pestle. then add other ingred finely chopped and pound until smooth between your fingers it will have paste consistancy. Alternatively blend, in a blender. this is much quicker. If mixture is a little dry add canola or vege oil. This recipe makes 4 - 5 tbls paste Note : Paste can be frozen

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