Thai Red Curry Paste
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Thai red curry paste is easier to make than you might think and tastes wonderful home-made.
Recipe type: Ingredient
Cuisine: Thai
  • 5 medium hot Dutch red chillies, stalks and seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 2.5 cm/ 1 inch root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, outer leaves removed and cores roughly chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3 shallots roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon blachan (Thai shrimp paste)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  1. Put everything in a food processer and blend to a smooth paste.
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