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Homemade Thai Curry Paste


  • ¼ to ½ ounce red chilies fresh or dried
  • ½ stalk lemongrass minced OR 2 tbsp bottled lemongrass (I used Gourmet Garden)
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro leaves I used frozen cubes
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger OR galangal root I have no idea where to get galangal so I used ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¾ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  1. Place all ingredients in bowl/container of a food processor, blender or chopper attachment. Blend until it forms a thick paste.
  2. Use as a marinade for chicken, meat or seafood or as a seasoning in curries, soups and stews.

Recipe Notes

Serves 8. Each serving has approximately 1.7 g of carbs.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Thai Curry Paste
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.