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Thai Yellow Curry Paste

  • Author: Laura Nockett
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: about 1/2 cup 1x


Thai Yellow Curry Paste



3 whole dry Thai red chilis*

1-inch piece ginger

3 large cloves garlic

2 whole shallots

1 tbsp lemongrass paste

1 tbsp palm sugar**

1 tbsp coriander seeds

2 tbsp curry powder

2 tsp turmeric powder***

handful fresh cilantro

1 tbsp lime juice

2 kaffir lime leafs

1 tsp fish sauce

1 tsp salt



Add all the ingredients (except the water) to the bowl of your food processor

Process on high, add small amounts of water as needed to thin the paste so it keeps moving through the processor until smooth


*add more or less depending on heat tolerance

**can sub with light brown sugar

***or one 1″ piece fresh turmeric

  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes

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