Red Curry Paste (Vegetarian)




  • mortar & pestle or food processor


  • 1 tbsp Galanga, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lemongrass, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coriander root, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Shallot, sliced
  • 1 tsp Kaffir lime skin, chopped
  • 5 Dry red spur chilis, soaked, cut, seeds removed


  • 1/2 tsp White peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Remove seeds from red spur chilis, cut up, and soak in warm water at least 15 minutes.
  • Chop up all ingredients
  • Put dry spices in mortar and pound to a powder.
  • Add red spur chilis and pound to a paste
  • Add galanga and lemongrass and pound to a paste
  • Add coriander root and kaffir lime skin and pound again to a fine paste
  • Add shallots and garlic and pound to a paste.
  • Scoop into a bowl and refrigerate.

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