Red Curry Paste ( Thai Cooking )

Red Curry Paste ( Thai Cooking )

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A fiery paste of red chillies, spices and fresh herbs, the Red Curry Paste is used frequently in Thai cooking. Follow this authentic recipe to make some Red Curry Paste, and store it in the refrigerator for using as the base in various soups, curries and rice dishes.

Red Curry Paste ( Thai Cooking ) recipe - How to make Red Curry Paste ( Thai Cooking )

Soaking time:  15 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cup
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10 whole dry kashmiri red chilles , soaked in warm water for 15 minutes and drained
3/4 cup roughly chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped lemon grass (hare chai ki patti)
2 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tbsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp grated lemon rind
1/2 tsp white pepper powder
salt to taste

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend it into a smooth paste using ¼ cup of water.
  2. Use as required or store refrigerated.
Nutrient values per tbsp
Energy5 cal
Protein0.1 g
Carbohydrates1.1 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A14.8 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30 mg
Vitamin C1.1 mg
Folic Acid1.2 mcg
Calcium4.4 mg
Iron0.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0.5 mg
Potassium17.3 mg
Zinc0.1 mg


Red Curry Paste ( Thai Cooking )
 on 10 Dec 18 01:38 AM

Do we have to use lemon grass stalks or the leaves?
Tarla Dalal
10 Dec 18 09:06 AM
   Hi Archana, You have to use lemongrass stalk.
Red Curry Paste ( Thai Cooking )
 on 01 Aug 17 02:27 AM

Can I use black pepper instead of white pepper?
Tarla Dalal
01 Aug 17 09:01 AM
   Hi, We would suggest white pepper but if you just dont have void using black pepper
Red Curry Paste ( Thai Cooking )
 on 29 Jun 17 01:33 AM

I always try to make red curry paste..
Tarla Dalal
10 Dec 18 09:07 AM
   Do try the recipe and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Red Curry Paste ( Thai Cooking )
 on 29 Aug 16 09:13 PM

Tarla Dalal
30 Aug 16 09:18 AM
   Hi Darshana , we are delighted you loved the Red Curry Paste recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Red Curry Paste ( Thai Cooking )
 on 20 Aug 12 09:06 AM

I always make this red curry paste and store it in an air tight container in the freezer and when I plan to make Thai red curry this paste is very handy and helps me to finish my cooking within minutes...
Red Curry Paste
 on 17 Aug 12 12:48 PM

Love the flavor of red chillies mixed with lemon grass and coriander. Spicy and quick to make.
Red Curry Paste
 on 02 Jan 11 02:00 PM

Hot, spicy and incredibly zingy!! Just the right recipe for red curry paste. Authentic thai.