Green Curry Paste | Gaeng Khiawan


Ingredients:

  • * 1 teaspoon ginza - skin removed, chopped
  • * 3 tablespoons lemongrass - lower 1/3 only, chopped
  • * 1 teaspoon kaffir lime peel - chopped
  • * 2 tablespoons coriander root - chopped
  • * 1 teaspoon salt
  • * 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • * 2 tablespoons shallots - chopped
  • * 1 tablespoon garlic - crushed
  • * 1 teaspoon shrimp paste
  • * 1 teaspoon tumeric - skin removed, chopped
  • * 1/8 teaspoon coriander seeds - roasted until brown
  • * 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds - roasted until brown
  • * 4 small red chillies
  • * 20 small green chillies
  • * 3/4 cup basil leaves

Method

Put all the ingrediƫnts together and pound using a pestle and mortar or liquidise for about 10 minutes until the paste is smooth.

Note

This makes 3 tablespoons of green curry paste. If you use bought green curry paste you will only need 2 tablespoons. The coriander and cumin seeds should be roasted seperately in a wok over a low heat until they are brown. Shake the wok occasionally. If possible use sweet basil.