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Vegan Thai Green Curry Paste

25 min

Homemade staple

Seasoning mix

Make-ahead

When making this Thai-inspired green curry paste, your whole kitchen will be filled with a lovely, aromatic scent. It's worth making this curry paste just for that reason, but even better than the aroma is the taste of the paste when actually enjoyed as a base for curries, soups, sauces, and so much more. It's spicy, and oh-so delicious!

Servings

(2 Tbsp per serving)

Total

25 min

Prep

15 min

Cook

10 min

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp (5 g)
    whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp (3 g)
    whole white peppercorns
  • ¼ cup (4 g)
    fresh cilantro
  • 4
    green chili peppers, seeds removed
  • 5
    cloves garlic
  • 3
    stalks of lemongrass
  • 2
    medium shallots, roughly chopped
  • 1
    lime, zested, juiced*
  • 2 Tbsp (13 g)
    grated fresh galangal (also known as Thai ginger)
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • 2 tsp (6 g)
    ground turmeric**
  • ½ tsp
    salt

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  1. In a small pan over medium-high, toast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and white peppercorn for 4 - 5 minutes, stirring continuously. Toast until darkened in colour and fragrant. Add to a grinder, or mortar and pestle, and crush the spices until you're left with a powder.
  2. To a food processor, add all the ingredients and blend until you reach a smooth paste.
  3. This paste can be used in any way you like; try it in our Coconut Thai Green Curry Noodle Soup recipe, for example!

Notes

  • * Traditionally in Thai cuisine, kaffir lime is used. We couldn't find fresh kaffir limes at our local grocery stores, so we used a regular lime instead. If you do use kaffir limes, use one extra if desired for a more intense flavour.
  • ** Shrimp paste is an ingredient found in many authentic Thai curry paste recipes. In our version, we replaced this with soy sauce and turmeric, to add a salty and rich flavour. The turmeric adds a more yellow colour to this paste, so if you'd like a more deep green colour for your curry paste, simply omit the turmeric.

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Yaani - June 9, 2021, 7:13 a.m.

This is one of my favorite recipes I’ve ever tried. It turned out so well and it is truly a staple in our house. I always thought I’d have to buy curry paste at the store, but this makes it so easy and much much better! Thank you for sharing this.

PUL Team - June 10, 2021, 3:25 p.m.

This is so incredible to hear, Yaani! So glad you're enjoying the curry paste ✨