Green curry is one of the most popular curries in the world and while it’s possible to buy premade green curry paste, it will never taste as good as your own freshly made curry paste.
These Are The Ingredients You Will Need:
8-10 small green chillies, seeded
2 lemon grass stalks, white part only, thinly sliced
1 1 inch piece of galangal, finely chopped
1 teaspoon very finely chopped kaffir lime skin
4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3-4 Asian shallots, chopped
5~6 coriander roots, finely chopped
A handful of holy basil leaves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon shrimp paste
1 teaspoon ground coriander, dry-roasted
1 teaspoon ground cumin, dry-roasted
How to Make Your Green Curry Paste
Using a pestle and mortar, you first need to pound the chillies, lemon grass, galangal and lime skin into a fine paste. This may take a while but be patient as the longer you do it, the better it will taste!
Add the garlic, shallots and coriander roots and keep pounding together.
Add the remaining ingredients one at a time and pound until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
Remember, for as long as possible.
Alternatively, you can use a food processor or blender to grind or blend the ingredients into a paste. But you have to bear in mind that the flavour won’t be as good if you take this short cut. Add cooking oil, as needed, to assist the blending if you decide to go this route.
Now that you have your paste check out this green curry recipe and make your own fantastic curry. You can also find many more authentic Thai recipes that are really easy to follow as long as you find the right ingredients