What is Thai Green Curry Paste?
Thai cuisine is one of my favorite cuisines, it has rich spices, a magic blend of seasonings, and remarkably food always plays a vital role in Thailand’s culture.
Green Curry Paste (Thai: แกงเขียวหวาน, literally green curry) is a type of curry paste in Thai cuisine. The name of the dish is derived based on the color of the curry paste.
These green curry paste are something you cannot miss them, They are seriously an amazing spice blend! It is known for its rich, lovely blend of spices, signature color, and bold flavors.
Unlike the store-bought paste, you can control the amount of spiciness and flavors to your paste.
Making Classic Thai Green Curry recipe from the homemade green curry is so flavorful and all comes together under 30 minutes!
This green curry paste recipe is used as the base of the Thai green Curry which is simmered in coconut milk.
Reason to love this Thai green curry paste:
It is easy to make, low on effort, and all you need to blend to get the curry paste.
You can control the amount of spiciness to the curry paste!
Homemade Curry paste is more flavourful than the store-bought.
You can store or freeze the Thai green curry paste and can make so many recipes from soup to curry.
Green curry paste Ingredients:
The ingredients are so simple and fresh!
Coriander leaves: Fresh coriander leaves give you the best flavor, earthy and depth of the color of Thai green curry paste is depend on this herb.
Shallots: This gives has the mild intense flavor to the curry paste, however, you can also substitute with red onions.
Lemongrass: I have used the fresh lemongrass for this recipe, Trim the top and base of the stalk, you want to use only the bottom of the lemongrass. Peel the outer cover and use.
This lemongrass has the most unique flavor to the curry paste. Some people say lemongrass can be substituted with the lemon zest.
Galangal: The Galangal looks similar to ginger but it has hard skin, the skin is slightly difficult to peel off. Galangal is widely available in the Asian section in your grocery store. If that is not available you could substitute with ginger.
Green chilies: Usually for the chilies used for the Thai recipe are birds eye chili and cayenne peppers.
The bird’s eye chili is very spicy, whereas cayenne pepper is usually added for the color.
I have used only green chili for the heat of the curry paste.
Kaffir lime leaves: This one ingredient is epic for this curry paste. The leaves are extremely flavor and unique citrus flavor and that makes your Thai curry paste delicious.
Coriander powder: I have roasted coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and peppercorns for few seconds and then I have powdered it, which has certainly enhance the flavor.
You can also substitute with coriander powder, cumin powder, and pepper powder.
How to make Green Curry Paste:
Tips to make Green Curry recipe:
1. You can ground the paste coarsely or smoothly as per your preference.
2. The fresh ingredients always give you the best flavor and taste.
3. Traditionally the paste is grounded in mortar and pestle. If you intend to ground in mortar and pestle. Chop all the ingredients that help in easy pounding.
4. The spice level is truly your preference, you can increase the heat by adding Thai chilies.
How long will Thai green curry paste last?
Store the Thai green curry paste in an airtight container and refrigerate for a week. The green curry paste stays well and good.
Can I Freeze Thai green curry paste?
Transfer the Thai green curry paste in an ice cube tray and freeze the tray till it hardened and then store in a freezer-safe bag for 2 months.
Is Thai green curry vegan?
Yes, This Thai green curry paste is vegan.
Where do I get galangal, lemongrass, kaffir leaves?
Galangal, lemongrass, kaffir leaves are predominantly used in Thai cuisine. It is available in the Asian section in your grocery store.
What can make with Thai green curry paste?
The Authentic Thai green curry recipe can be made, and the green curry paste is widely used for soup, stew, curries, Noodles, salad dressings.
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Thai Green Curry Paste
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 7 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Category: Homemade paste
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: Thai
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon peppercorns
- 4 green chilies
- 4 lemongrass (small sticks)
- 3-inch Galangal
- 5 kaffir lime leaves
- 4 green chilies
- 6 shallots
- 6 garlic pods
- 3/4th cup coriander leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- These all the ingredients to make Thai green curry paste.
- Toast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and peppercorns for 10 to 20 seconds over low-medium heat.
- Once Roasted, transfer to the blender
- Grind to a fine powder
- Now, add lemongrass, green chilies, kaffir leaves, and galangal to the same blender
- Pulse for 30 to 40 seconds.
- Add coriander leaves, shallots, garlic, salt, and 1/2 cup of water. Pulse to make a smooth paste. The green curry paste is ready!