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Green Thai Curry Paste Recipe

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This is a recipe for a fantastic green thai curry paste. The original recipe I've long since lost, I make up a large batch once every 6 months or so and freeze it in blocks. Once made I can pull a block of curry paste out the freezer any time I like and fry it with chicken, coriander, carrots, beans and coconut milk to make a wonderfully creamy curry.

I think the original recipe was a quarter the size of this one, but when using the food processor I find it harder to make in smaller quantities as bits get stuck to the side then there isn't enough paste in there to get properly puréed.

The total cost of this was 13 GBP and should easily make 20 curries. Much cheaper and better than buying those expensive little jars of curry paste.

The recipe for the curry that uses this paste can be found here: Green Thai Chicken Curry. It can also be used to make a mean chicken and coconut soup.
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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For this uber batch of green Thai curry paste you will need:
  • 20 hot green chillis, ends cut off
  • 4 small onions, finely diced
  • 200g root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed
  • large bunch of fresh coriander (mine weighed 240g)
  • 4 limes, zest only
  • 4 limes, juice and zest
  • 8 lemongrass stalks, finely chopped
  • galangal, a few pieces
  • 4 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 4 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 tsp black peppercorns
  • 8 tsp fish sauce
  • 12 tsp olive oil
jen77143 years ago
Oooo. Sounds great! I have some mint growing in my backyard that I could probably add as well. Must be pretty spicy thought with all the chilis, garlic, and ginger. Great instructable!
Foaly74 years ago
Can this be used in other curry recipes as well? I'm almost certain it can. It should be versatile.
Jayefuu (author)  Foaly74 years ago
I don't see why not! It'd probably make a nice base for a coconut soup. It's got all the key thai flavours. Take pics and post if you do use it :D
NoFiller4 years ago
I recommend making this the day before you want to use it. I tried making it day of and ended up eating very late. Totally worth it though, so much better than store bought.
Jayefuu (author)  NoFiller4 years ago
Glad you like it! Yeh definitely worth making it in advance, once you've done it it'll keep for ages in the freezer.
Great stuff ! Just made our first batch, and used it in your curry recipe.
Steve
Jayefuu (author)  steveastrouk4 years ago
Awesome. Glad you liked it.
lemonie4 years ago
Yea, something to have a go at indeed.

L
canida4 years ago
Looks awesome!  I love Thai curries, so will have to try this.  Do you have a recipe for red curry or Masaman curry paste too?
Jayefuu (author)  canida4 years ago
Thanks :D

No I've never had red curry or masaman. Will have to branch out and try those!