Home-made Thai green curry paste

Home-made Thai green curry paste
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Ready in 15 min

Make the fragrant Thai green curry paste at home with this easy and quick recipe.


  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp each shrimp paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 5cm piece fresh galangal, chopped
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, outer layer discarded and finely chopped
  • 5 medium green chillies, deseeded and chopped,
  • A bunch of fresh coriander, roots and stalks washed and chopped


  1. Dry-fry the cumin seeds and coriander seeds in a small non-stick frying pan until aromatic.
  2. Transfer the seeds to a food processor along with the shrimp paste and salt, garlic, galangal, palm sugar, lemongrass stalk, green chillies, coriander stalks and whizz together to a paste.

delicious. tips

  1. Make double the quantity, and chill the rest for up to 1 week, or freeze it for up to 2 months.


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