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Thai Red Curry Paste

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Thai Red Curry Paste

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cummin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, Peeled
  • 2 brown onions, Peeled and Halved
  • 5-10 Fresh Red Chillies (the amount depends on your taste, I used 7 and I like that flavour), Deseeded (keep the seeds in if you want it hot)
  • 1 piece galangal root, Fresh, or Frozen (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 4 stalks Lemon grass, Roughly chopped (white part only)
  • 1/2 bunch Coriander Roots and Stems (no leaves), Fresh or Frozen
  • 1 tablespoon Kaffir Lime Zest, Normal limes are an ok substitute
  • 6 Kaffir lime leaves, Leaf Stems Removed
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 40 grams peanut oil, or Alternative if nut allergic
  • 10 grams Dried shrimp paste, 20g of Soya or Fish Sauce would be ok to substitute

Recipe's preparation

  1. Place black peppercorns, coriander and cumin seeds into the mixing bowl and dry fry 5 minutes/Varoma/speed 1, then mill for 60 seconds/speed 10 and set aside.


  2. Place shrimp paste into the mixing bowl with peanut oil and sauté 3 minutes/100/speed 1.


  3. Add into the mixing bowl, chilies, onion, garlic, lemons grass, galangal, coriander roots and stems, lime rind and lime leaves Blend to a paste, 30 seconds/speed 8, scrape down the bowl and repeat.


  4. Add paprika, turmeric and reserved milled seeds. Blend 30 seconds/speed 4, scrape down the bowl and repeat.


  5. Place the contents of the mixing bowl into a sterilized jar and refrigerate. It should last up to 6 months.


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Freeze this paste into 100g lots (about what you need for a curry) and you will always have this fanatsic paste on hand!

This recipe is based off Charmaine Solomon's Red Curry Paste

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