Green Curry Paste

If you love to cook thai food, then preparing your curry paste in advance is a real time saver. The paste is very easy to prepare and will last for up to three months if stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator

Prep: 10-15 minutes
Cook: 250-300g


  • 10-15 large green chillies, deseeded (dependent on taste)
  • 5 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbps purple shallots or shallots, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp galangal or ginger, peeled and chopped finely
  • 6 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemongrass, finely chopped or zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil or alternative oil


  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend to a paste consistency or grind in a mortar and pestle.
  2. Store in a sealed jar in the fridge for 3 months or freeze in portions.