Don't let your low-carb lifestyle keep you from savoring the vibrant tastes of Thai green curry. With Keto Thai Green Curry Paste, you can relish the authentic flavors without compromising your dietary goals.
Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure and enjoy the wonders of Thailand, all while staying keto-friendly!
Green chilli curry paste ingredients in a black mortar and pestle.

The Essence of Thai Green Curry Paste

This keto Thai Green Curry Paste is a fabulously easy recipe, that you can add more ingredients to make your own signature green curry blend.

Thai green curry paste is the heart and soul of any green curry dish. It is a potent blend of fresh ingredients, expertly combined to create a concentrated flavor base. Traditionally, the paste consists of green chilies, lemongrass, shallots, garlic, galangal or ginger, cilantro, kaffir lime leaves, and various aromatic spices.

But what if you’re following a ketogenic diet and want to indulge in the tantalizing taste of Thai green curry without straying from your low-carb lifestyle? Enter the Keto Thai Green Curry Paste – a flavorful and keto-friendly alternative that allows you to savor the authentic Thai experience while keeping your carb intake in check.

Related Recipes: Thai Red Curry Paste / Thai Panang Curry Chicken

What You’ll love About this Recipe:


  • KETO FRIENDLY – By making a few simple substitutions and adjustments, you can recreate the vibrant flavors of Thai cuisine without compromising your dietary goals. So, gather your ingredients, unleash your culinary creativity, and immerse yourself in the delightful world of Keto Thai Green Curry Paste!
  • INEXPENSIVE – making curry paste from scratch is so much cheaper than store-bought.
  • NO WASTAGE – freeze curry paste and use it straight from the freezer. No more products getting old in the back of the fridge.
Keto Thai Green Curry Paste ingredients laid out with labels on a black tiled backdrop.

keto Thai Green Curry Paste Ingredients

  • Kaffir lime leaves – use kaffir lime leaves and kaffir lime zest (if you can get it) to add that authentic Thai lime to the curry paste. If you cannot get any kaffir lime leaves use regular lime zest in its place.
  • Coriander roots – coriander root has so much flavour. Scrape the outer skin off and add to the paste. If you cannot get whole coriander stems still attached to the root, add the stems and leaves to enhance the flavour.
  • Chilis – use a mix of cayenne chillies and Thai green chillies. The cayenne provides flavour and texture, and the Thai green chillies add a bit of authentic spicy kick to the curry paste recipe.

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below to make this recipe for low carb green curry paste.

How To Make Green Curry Paste

Step 1. Dry fry coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and peppercorns until fragrant.

Step 2. Add all ingredients to a blender or large mortar, blend until a smooth paste forms.

Step 3. To make Thai green curry paste in the Thermomix; toast the spices as above. Add all the ingredients to mixer; mix 10 sec/speed 10.

Step 4. Use in any Thai green curry recipes. Alternatively, freeze in 1 tablespoon portions. I use a silicone ice cube tray for this. Then seal in an airtight bag or container and keep frozen.

Ways to Use Thai Green Curry Paste


Thai Green Curry Paste is a versatile and flavorful ingredient that can be used in various dishes. Here are some popular ways to use Thai Green Curry Paste:

  1. Green Curry: The most obvious and traditional use is to make Thai Green Curry. Sauté the paste with coconut milk, vegetables (like bell peppers, bamboo shoots, and eggplant), and your choice of protein (chicken, shrimp, tofu) for a delicious and fragrant curry.
  2. Stir-fries: Add a spoonful of Keto Thai Curry Paste to your stir-fries for an extra kick of flavor. It pairs well with vegetables, meats, or seafood. Sauté the paste in oil, then add your ingredients and stir-fry until cooked.
  3. Marinades: Create a flavorful marinade mixing with coconut milk, lime juice, and a touch of fish sauce or soy sauce. Marinate chicken, beef, or fish for a few hours before grilling or baking.
  4. Soups: Enhance the taste of soups by incorporating Thai Green Curry Paste. Whether it’s a vegetable soup, chicken noodle soup, or even a seafood stew, a spoonful of the paste will add depth and aromatic flavors.
  5. Dips and Sauces: Mix curry paste (use any curry paste like our red curry paste, yellow curry paste, or tikka paste) with yogurt, sour cream, or mayonnaise to create a zesty dip or sauce. It can be served alongside grilled meats, as a topping for sandwiches or burgers, or as a flavorful dressing for salads.
  6. Noodles and Rice Dishes: Add a teaspoon or two of paste to fried rice, rice noodles (such as Pad Thai), or stir-fried noodles for a burst of Thai flavors. For keto-friendly use Keto Pasta or Cauliflower Rice. It blends well with other ingredients and infuses the dish with its distinctive taste.
  7. Grilled or Roasted Vegetables: Toss your favorite vegetables in a mixture of paste, oil, and a little salt. Grill or roast them until tender and caramelized for a delicious side dish bursting with flavors.
  8. Spreads: Mix Thai Green Curry Paste with softened butter or cream cheese to create a savory spread for bread, crackers, or as a filling for sandwiches. It adds a unique twist to your usual spreads.

Remember, the intensity of Thai Green Curry Paste can vary depending on the brand and your personal preference. Adjust the amount according to your taste and start with a smaller quantity if you’re new to its spiciness.

FAQs

Is green curry paste vegan friendly?

This recipe does contain fish sauce. You can leave it out to make it vegan and keto friendly.

How much green curry paste do I use per serve?

It depends on the recipe you are using. 1-2 tablespoons will marinate 500g / 1 pound of meat. I then add 1/4 cup for a batch of curry for 4 people. Taste and adjust as needed.

Frozen cubes of green curry paste on a rustic grey and brown plate.

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Keto Thai Green Curry Paste

Don’t let your low-carb lifestyle keep you from savoring the vibrant tastes of Thai green curry. With Keto Thai Green Curry Paste, you can relish the authentic flavors without compromising your dietary goals.
Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure and enjoy the wonders of Thailand, all while staying keto-friendly!
5 from 54 votes!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Course: Pastes and Marinades
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 33kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 8 serves
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Ingredients 

Green Curry Paste

  • 2 tablespoons (2 tbsp) coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tbsp ) cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tbsp ) black peppercorns whole
  • 8 (8) green chillies see notes
  • 2 (2) golden shallots coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves (2) garlic smashed
  • 1 tablespoon (0.5) lime juice
  • 2 (2) fresh coriander with root
  • 2 (2) kaffir lime leaves if you dont have it, dont worry
  • 2 teaspoons (2 tsp) fish sauce
  • 2 – inch galangal peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 (2) lemon grass white part only, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (0.5 cup) water

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Dry fry coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns until fragrant
  • Add all ingredients to blender or large mortar and blend until a smooth paste forms.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Cook coriander seeds, cumin seeds, peppercorns 2 min/90℃/slowest speed.
  • Add remainder of ingredients; mix 10 sec/speed 10. Use as per the recipe required.

Notes

Ingredients
If you do not have galangal substitute ginger. The best way to store galangal or ginger is in the freezer, and remove and slice off what you need, or grate into your cooking.  No wastage ever!
Ways to Use Green Curry Paste
    1. Green Curry: The most obvious and traditional use is to make Thai Green Curry. Sauté the paste with coconut milk, vegetables and your choice of protein (chicken, shrimp, tofu) for a delicious and fragrant curry. Keto Thai Chicken Green Curry is always a favourite!
    2. Stir-fries: Add a spoonful of Keto Thai Curry Paste to your stir-fries for an extra kick of flavor. Try it with a dash of coconut cream in our Salmon Stir Fry
    3. Marinades: Create a flavorful marinade mixing with coconut milk, lime juice, and a touch of fish sauce or soy sauce. Meal prep chicken, beef, or fish for a few hours before grilling or baking.
    4. Soups and stews: Enhance the taste of soups or in an Instant Pot curry or slow cooker.
    5. Dips and Sauces: Mix curry paste (use any curry paste like our red curry paste, yellow curry paste, or tikka paste) with yogurt, sour cream, or mayonnaise to create a zesty dip or sauce.
    6. Noodles and Rice Dishes: Add a teaspoon or two of paste to fried rice, rice noodles (such as Pad Thai), or stir-fried noodles for a burst of Thai flavors. For keto-friendly use Keto Pasta or Cauliflower Rice. It blends well with other ingredients and infuses the dish with its distinctive taste.
    7. Grilled or Roasted Vegetables: Toss your favourite vegetables in a mixture of paste, oil, and a little salt. Grill or roast them until tender and caramelized for a delicious side dish bursting with flavours.
    8. Spreads: Mix with softened butter or cream cheese to create a savoury spread for bread, crackers, or as a filling for sandwiches. 
Freeze the paste into 1-tablespoon serves. The paste can be used from frozen. Frozen flavour cubes like this make it easy for any keto meal plan to come together in minutes. 
 

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 7.3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.7mg | Net Carbs: 3g
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9 responses to “Keto Thai Green Curry Paste”

  1. Farzana

    Hi Megan
    The Thai green curry paste recipe looks amazing
    I had a few questions in line with the measurement of ingredients and the macros
    I need total calories and total carbs – the one you have mentioned are net carbs or total carbs?

    Shallots – 2 means 2 medium or 2 cups chopped shallots?
    Green chillies – same question

    Thank you in advance

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Ho Farzana, just 2 only when a gram or cup is not listed. The recipe also includes both total and net carbs.

  2. Katie Youngs

    5 stars
    Green curry sauce is so versatile! I love it!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Glad you enjoyed it Katie.

  3. Jerika

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to try this Keto Green Curry Paste!:) Looks so flavorful! Thanks!:)

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is, Jerika.

  4. Audrey

    5 stars
    Super easy to make!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It sure is

  5. Megan

    5 stars
    Easy and so much cheaper than the bought stuff

5 from 54 votes (50 ratings without comment)

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