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Thai Green Curry Paste


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.

Thai Green Curry Paste : Fry when Ready



Ingredients

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

Method

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

Thai Green Curry Paste Starting Ingredients

Thai Green Curry Paste : Toast the Spices

Dry roast the spices

Thai Green Curry Paste : Grind the Spices

Turn out to a mortar and pestle

Thai Green Curry Paste : Chop the Garlic

Dice the garlic

Thai Green Curry Paste : Dice the Shallot

Dice the shallot

Thai Green Curry Paste : Dice the Chillies

Dice the chillies

Thai Green Curry Paste : Slice the Kaffir Lime Leaves

Slice the Kaffir Lime Leaves

Thai Green Curry Paste : Chop the inner Lemongrass

Remove the thick bark from the lemongrass and dice

Thai Green Curry Paste : Dice the Coriander

Dice the Coriander

Thai Green Curry Paste : Dice the Ginger

Dice the Ginger

Thai Green Curry Paste : Grind the Spices

Grind the spices

Thai Green Curry Paste : Add the Turmeric

Add the Turmeric

Thai Green Curry Paste : Add to a small bowl

Combine in a small bowl and add the coconut milk

Thai Green Curry Paste : Blitz smooth with a blender

Blitz to a smooth past with a blender

Thai Green Curry Paste : Add the ground Spices

Add the ground spices

Thai Green Curry Paste : Fry when Ready

Fry the Thai Paste when ready

Thai Green Curry : Chicken Thai Green Curry Close Up

Finished
Chicken Thai Green Curry

The Flickr photoset showing Thai Green Curry Paste appears
here.



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