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Green curry paste

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 8
Homemade Thai curry paste has tonnes more flavour that shop-bought versions. Make double the recipe and freeze half for later.

Method


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blitz to a paste. Use straight away or store in a jar in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. This quantity is enough for a curry for 8 people.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 medium green chillies, de-seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 5cm/2in piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • small bunch of fresh coriander, stalks and roots attached if possible
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, chopped (if unavailable, use 2 tbsp dried)
  • 1 lime, grated zest and juice
  • 8 kaffir lime leaves, torn into pieces (if unavailable, use the grated zest of 1 extra lime)
  • 2.5cm/1in piece galangal, peeled and chopped (if available)
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 tsp Thai fish sauce or light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

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