Thai Green Curry Paste
26/05/14 20:37 Filed in: Thai - Main
This recipe comes straight from my cooking notes from Thailand.
Fortunately these days I can purchase everything required to make an authentic tasting dish.
I admit the chillies are wrong - and our shallots do not have the sweetness of the Thai varieties.
This paste lasts yonks - store in an air tight jar, and cover with a little olive oil.
The roasted spices and fresh flavours mean this curry paste is head and shoulders above any shop bought alternative.
Traditionally you would make this with a mortar and pestle - but I prefer to add a little coconut milk and blitz with a hand blender.
Originally served as a Chicken Thai Green Curry.
for the Thai Green Curry Paste [serves 2-4] :
2 tsp cumin seeds, dry roasted
2 tsp coriander seeds, dry roasted
1 tsp black pepper corns
1 tsp turmeric
2 lemongrass stems, thick bark removed and diced fine
1 bulb of garlic, crushed, peeled and sliced
1 large shallot, diced
8 Thai chillies
2 Jalapeño chillies
4 kaffir lime leaves
6 cm piece of ginger, diced fine (I prefer 1/2 galangal 1/2 ginger - but had no galangal!)
1 tbsp coriander root (I used coriander stem instead)
75 ml coconut milk
for the Thai Green Curry Paste :
1) Dry roast the spices in a small frying pan until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the spices.
2) Turn out to a mortar and pestle and pound to a fine powder.
3) Dice all the vegetables, and place in a small mixing bowl
4) Add the ground spices.
5) Add the coconut milk and blend to a smooth paste.
Thai Green Curry Paste Starting Ingredients
Dry roast the spices
Turn out to a mortar and pestle
Dice the garlic
Dice the shallot
Dice the chillies
Slice the Kaffir Lime Leaves
Remove the thick bark from the lemongrass and dice
Dice the Coriander
Dice the Ginger
Grind the spices
Add the Turmeric
Combine in a small bowl and add the coconut milk
Blitz to a smooth past with a blender
Add the ground spices
Fry the Thai Paste when ready
Finished Chicken Thai Green Curry
The Flickr photoset showing Thai Green Curry Paste appears here.