Thai Green Curry Paste


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If you have the time it is worth trying to make curry paste from scratch, rather than buying tins/jars. If you are too lazy, one good brand of curry paste (and other items) is Mae Ploy.

Makes about 8-10 Tbsp
Preparation Time:
1 hours


  • 4 Tbsp roughly chopped lemon grass
  • 1 Tbsp chopped galangal
  • 2 Tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 whole coriander plants
  • 1 tsp chopped lime or lemon zest
  • 15 fresh green chillis (medium to small)
  • 10 black peppercorns, cracked
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp shrimp paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil for blending
Cooking Instructions
  1. Using a blender (or if you are really keen, a mortar and pestle) to blend all ingredients together to make a smooth paste. It may take a while but eventually you will get a paste.
  2. Store in a jar in the fridge for a couple of weeks, or freeze (try putting 1-2 Tbsp portions in gladwrap or small plastic bags) for up to 6 months.
Yukiko Anschutz, WEA instructor