Thai Green Curry Paste is a tangy, spicy sweet paste native to the region, that is added to a variety of curry's and gravy dishes.

Thai Green Curry Paste

Course: Cooking Basics
Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 40 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Thai Green Curry Paste is a tangy, spicy sweet paste native to the region, that is added to a variety of curry's and gravy dishes. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black peppercorns
  • 6-8 Shallots Use 1/2 chopped onion if shallots are not available
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Coriander roots Chopped (You can use coriander stem if roots are not available)
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • 3-4 Red chillies
  • 1 inch piece Galangal or Ginger
  • 1 Lemon grass stalk Remove the leaves from outside the stalk and cut into slices
  • 1 Kaffir lime leaves Chopped
  • 1 tsp Shrimp paste Optional
  • 8-10 Thai basil leaves
  • 1 tsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Oil

Instructions

  1. Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds and black peppercorns until slightly fragrant and browned.

  2. Add all the ingredients in a mortar and pestle and pound to make a smooth paste.

  3. You can also add all the ingredients in a food processor and grind to make a coarse paste.

Recipe Notes

Do not make the paste too smooth. It should be a little coarse in texture.

Use fresh ingredients to make this paste. The taste of the ingredients shines through in the paste and it makes a lot of difference.

Although these pastes are easily available in the market these days, the Authentic Thai Green Curry paste can be prepared within no time at home as well. It is definitely more flavourful than the store bought ones but it is also much economical to make at home.

You can make a big batch and refrigerate for up to a month and use whenever required. You can also freeze the paste for later use.

Skip shrimp paste and fish sauce or use vegan version of these to make a vegan green curry paste.

This paste is also gluten free if soy sauce is not added. But you can add tamari for the flavour and yet keep it gluten free. You can also add some soy sauce as a replacement of fish sauce and shrimp paste.

Nutrition Facts
Thai Green Curry Paste
Amount Per Serving
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 431mg19%
Potassium 82mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 5.1mg6%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.