What Is Red Curry Paste
Having the basics like a great Thai Red Curry Paste recipe can save you so much money and the flavour difference…. oh yeah baby!
Making fresh curry paste is easy. Replace your favourite store-bought brands e.g. Pataks or Maesri curry paste with homemade and save money. With just a handful of ingredients Thai curry pastes are quick and easy to make at home.
How To Make Thai Red Curry Paste
Step 1. Pound all ingredients in a large mortar until it forms a thick paste. Alternatively, add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until a smooth paste.
To make Thai Red Curry Paste in the Thermomix; mix all paste ingredients 10 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat until smooth. Freeze into 1 tablespoon-sized cubes. Use 1 cube of Thai paste per serving size for any curry dish. Add more as needed.
It really does depend on how you are using it. 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.
It is medium heat to medium-hot. It does depend on your tolerance and the heat of the chillies used.
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Authentic Thai Red Curry Paste
- 100 g onion diced (3.5 oz) or shallots
- 3 cloves garlic
- 60 g coconut oil (4 1/2 tbsp)
- 2 teaspoons ginger or galangal, grated
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 6 dried red chillies soaked in warm water until softened
- 1 tablespoon minced lemongrass
- 3 kaffir lime leaves thinly sliced
- 2 coriander/cilantro stalks and roots, roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Pound all ingredients in a large mortar until it forms a thick paste.
- Mix all paste ingredients 10 sec/speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat until smooth.
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28 responses to “Thai Red Curry Paste”
What an amazing recipe! I love homemade stuff like this! Thank you so much for sharing!
I thought this turned out great. It is easy enough to make and I rubbed it on steak before grilling which gave the steak a unique flavor and a great caramelized crust.
I can’t believe how simple and flavorful this homemade Thai red curry paste recipe is! I’ve always been a fan of Thai cuisine, but making my own curry paste seemed daunting until I found this recipe. Plus, it’s great to know that it’s low carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly. Now I can enjoy my favorite Thai dishes right at home.
The flavors of homemade curry paste are just incomparable to store-bought! This paste was so delicious! I love the idea to freeze it and the fact that it uses coconut oil.
I whipped this up and used on my vegetable bake, I do believe I will use it every time now!
Such a flavorful sauce. I love making them in advance to have in the fridge.
I love this red curry paste. I made huge batch and then froze half to use later.
What a perfect curry paste recipe that is not only keto, but freezable to use whenever a curry craving hits me.
Would love to make your Thai Red curry paste. Thanks for all your recipe detailing. Homemade options will definitely make life Budget friendly and simple.
I made a batch of this thai red curry paste back in December and found it in the fridge. I used it to marinate some chicken to grill and it tastes just as good these many months later as it did when I first made it!
I have learned a new recipe today. This paste looks so easy to make!
This paste is nice and tangy and very tasty. Better to make your own.
This is a very easy curry paste to make . I like it better than the supermarket versions as you know exactly what is going into it .
Curry in a hurry for a quick meal that is packed full of flavour.
Get onto making this curry paste if you haven’t tried it yet .
Great recipe Megan
What exactly is one serving size? Is there a weight or yielded amount I can expect to use when measuring for recipes?
Hi Megan – only have 2 dried chillies – to sub with dried chilli flakes – how many teaspoons/tablespoons would that be?
The very best low carb keto butter chicken recipe you are going to love it! So easy and a dish big on flavour.