Yellow curry paste from Southern Thailand


There are many kinds of yellow curry pastes. It's composition may vary considerably by region. Here's our favorite recipe, typical from Southern Thailand.

Serve 2.

25 g fresh red chillies (medium spicy for Thai)

or 2 bird-eye fresh red chillies (medium spicy for westerners)

2 lemongrass stalks, chopped

20 g galangal, chopped

4 garlic cloves

4 shallots

1 kaffir lime leaf, finely sliced

kaffir lime zest (half-fruit)

25 g fingerroot, roughly chopped

10 g turmeric

0.5 teaspoon black peppercorn

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon coriander seeds

1 teaspoon shrimp paste

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