Thai Red Curry Paste
A simple, red Thai Curry paste
Recipe type: Ingredient
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 10 tablespoons
  • 5medium hot Dutch red chillies, stalks and seeds removed and roughly chopped
  • 2.5cm / 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 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp blachan (Thai shrimp paste)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/s tsp salt
  • 1 tbs sunflower oil
  1. Put all the ingredients into a food processor and grind into a smooth paste.
  2. Add 1 tbs of water if necessary.
  3. Freeze any left over paste in an ice-cube tray ( but probably don't reuse the ice-cube tray)
Recipe by Edinburgh Foody at