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Green Curry Paste

Green curry paste from scratch
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Thai


  • 2 long green Thai chillies minced
  • 10 green chili leaves minced
  • 1 T shallots minced
  • 1 t galangal minced
  • 1/2 t Kaffir lime rind minced
  • 1 t garlic minced
  • 1 T lemongrass minced
  • 1 T Krachai aka Thai Ginseng, minced
  • 1/4 t roasted cumin seeds
  • 1/4 t roasted coriander seeds
  • 1/4 t salt 1/2 t if you would like to store the paste longer


  • Combine all ingredients in a mortar and pound with the pestle until everything is mixed and ground thoroughly.
  • (A blender will work as well, but a mortar and pestle is traditional in Thailand.)