Green Curry Paste

Green curry paste is one of the most popular pastes used for many Thai delicacies. This is real hot stuff, but you can always cut the spices when making this paste at home.

green curry paste

(makes ¾ -1 cup)


  • Green chilies 7-8
  • Shallots, chopped ¼ cups
  • Ginger 1 inch piece
  • Chopped coriander leaves ½ cups
  • Lemon juice 1 tsp
  • Coriander seeds ½ tbsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Peppercorns 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon grass, chopped 2 tbsp
  • Salt 1/2 tsp

Method of preparation

  1. Dry roast coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and peppercorns on low heat for about 2 minutes or until fragrant.

  2. In the blender grind all the ingredients.

  3. Green curry paste is ready to use.

  4. This paste can be stored in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks and in the deep freezer for about 3-4 months.

ingredients for green curry paste
ingredients for green curry paste         

Tip : Lemon grass is very fibrous.  After the grinding, you will notice lots of fibers (threads) in the paste. Squeeze off the juice and remove the extra fibers.