Yellow curry paste from Southern Thailand


There are different culinary traditions around yellow curry. Here is a typical recipe from southern Thailand.


The recipe is given for 2 people, for a moderately spicy curry, according to western standards.


3 fresh bird's eye chillies, yellow or green

or 50% dry bird's eye chillies and 50% fresh yellow bird's eye chillies

½ teaspoon black peppercorn

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

½ teaspoon coriander seeds

10 g lemongrass, chopped

10 g galangal, chopped

1 teaspoon kaffir lime zest

5 g garlic

10 g shallot

10 g fresh turmeric

1 teaspoon shrimp paste