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Green curry paste

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Green curry paste

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  • 1 tbsp Thai bird’s-eye chillies (scuds)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped galangal
  • 3 tbsp chopped lemongrass
  • 1 tsp kaffir lime zest
  • 1 tsp chopped coriander root
  • 1 tsp chopped red turmeric
  • 2 tbsp chopped shallots
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste (gapi)
  • A few white peppercorns, ground and sieved
  • ½ tsp roasted coriander seed, ground and sieved (optional)


  1. Make the paste by finely pounding each ingredient in a mortar with a pestle before adding the next.

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