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Green Curry Paste

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Thai
Keyword green curry paste
Calories 79 kcal


  • 2 small fresh green chile peppers
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh or dried galangal root
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro stems
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted coriander
  • 2 cloves minced garlic


  1. Crush all the curry paste ingredients together with a rough stone mortar and pestle until a smooth paste forms, or blend all the ingredients together in a food processor. Cover and set aside.

Recipe Notes

I recommend doubling or tripling the curry paste recipes, then scooping the paste out in little tablespoon heaps on a baking sheet and freezing it, then dumping the little frozen tablespoon servings into a freezer-safe ziplock bag and keeping the bag in the freezer so you have it on hand in pre-measured tablespoon servings for a good long while. Also, to toast the coriander and cumin, place them in a small frying pan over medium heat for about 1 minute until fragrant, then remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts
Green Curry Paste
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79
% Daily Value*
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 497mg14%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 940IU19%
Vitamin C 200.6mg243%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.