Thai Green Curry Paste, home made

by Spicie Foodie on February 17, 2010

green curry paste
A couple of weeks ago I received a message from Cassie at Chow Bella, asking about a curry powder and green curry, I told her I would share this Thai Green Curry paste recipe for a delicious Fish Curry I make. (First I will post the curry paste and then I’ll follow it up with the fish curry.) The recipe, I have used for a couple of years now, is from the “The Complete Asian Cookbook” by Charmaine Solomon. I am not as familiar with making green curry paste, so I have always just followed the directions without needing to make adjustments to the recipe. The recipe as it is has worked wonderful in making several different dishes that call for it.

ingredients for thai green curry paste

Your Ingredients:

4 large green chillies
1 tsp black peppercorns
1 small brown onion
1 tbs chopped garlic
2 TBS chopped fresh coriander, all including root
2 tsp. chopped lemon lime peel
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp lemon grass
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp shrimp paste ( 2 tsp fish sauce)
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tbs oil

1. Chop the onion,garlic,coriander, lemon peel, and chillies. Remove the stems from the chilies, and for a milder version remove the seeds or spicier version leave them. Next place all the vegetables , spices and the oil into a blender. Blend until you have a thick paste. If it’s too dry add either a bit of water or more oil to smooth out the paste.
2. Scoop onto a container and it’s ready to use. Or you can store it in the refrigerator for about a week maybe longer or in the freezer for up to 2 months. (This paste should make enough for 2 recipes.) Now you are ready to use in any of your favorite Thai dishes!

homemade curry paste

This is the book I got the Recipe from, but she has a lot of delicious recipes to try.

This recipe was #4 on Foodbuzz top #9 on Feb. 20, 2010 *

in Asian,Curry,Spice Mixtures,Thai

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Catherine February 18, 2010 at 5:59 PM

This sounds so good! I love a spicy paste!


2 Spicie Foodie February 18, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Hi Catherine, thank you:) and it is very good!


3 Cassandra February 18, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Thanks for posting! This recipes is very comprehensive with ingredients I can actually find! You blog design is so sultry…looks great!


4 Mae February 18, 2010 at 7:21 PM

The photos are great – you are braver than me to do this!


5 Madhuri February 18, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Hot n yummy. Neat pictures.


6 Tasty Eats At Home February 18, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Sounds so tasty. I always feel like I'm cheating by using a jarred curry paste – I should make it from scratch this way!


7 Spicie Foodie February 19, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Hi Cassandra, it's my pleasure. You have to let me know if you try it out. And Thanks, That's exactly the look I was going for:)

Mae & Madhuri- thanks:)

Tasty-You will get addicted to homemade.


8 Bigarade February 19, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Your photos are great and well!
this is one of my fave comfort foods,
i could drown in thai green curry!
great post :D

really made me dropping by,worthwhile :D


9 Sook February 20, 2010 at 5:10 AM

Oh green curry is my favorite! I am glad you posted this recipe! I've been wanting to make it at home.


10 tina February 20, 2010 at 6:54 PM

i can't imagine making this on my own! you are too brave. love your photos btw :)


11 Spicie Foodie February 21, 2010 at 3:32 PM

Hi Bigarade, hehe :)
Hi Sook, Glad to hear it!
Hi Tina, Thank you and it's not so hard :)


12 Xiao Yen Recipes March 8, 2010 at 6:57 PM

I've been wanting to make fresh curry paste myself for the longest time but never got around to finding the right recipe. Yours look yummy!


13 skinnysimplerecipes June 4, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I’ve been looking for an easy home made Thai green curry paste. Thank you


14 Tanya July 31, 2012 at 7:13 AM

Just made this to use in your Fish Curry recipe… experimenting with Thai food for the first time! So far this paste is delicious, can’t wait for the rest of the meal :)


15 Spicie Foodie July 31, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Hi Tanya,
Thanks for coming back to let me know. Glad to hear you made it, enjoy the rest:)


16 Kimmy April 13, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Hi, my hubby loves spicy and aromatic curries. Always complains he can’t find good spicy curries. I think I have got here. Must try, thanks for sharing.


17 Spicie Foodie April 13, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Hi Kimmy! My husband is the same, so it’s great to make curry pastes and powders myself so I can make them as spicy as he want. Enjoy!


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