Green Curry Paste Thai Recipe Nam Phrik Gaeng Keaw Wahn

Green Curry Paste Thai Recipe Nam Phrik Gaeng Keaw Wahn


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About this recipe: This Thai cuisine recipe, Green Curry Paste, is a student favorite request at Chef LeeZ Thai Cooking School in Bangkok. It is the beginning of all green curry dishes.

ChefLeeZ Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand


  • 2 green bird-eye chilies
  • 1 green banana chilies
  • 2 tsp chopped shallots
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic cloves
  • ¼ tsp finely sliced galangal
  • ½ tsp finely chopped lemon grass
  • 1/8 tsp roasted coriander seeds
  • 1 small coriander root
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/8 tsp roasted cumin
  • ¼ tsp shrimp paste
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ sliced kaffir lime rind


  1. Combine coriander seeds, cumin, and peppercorns in a mortar to obtain a fine paste.
  2. Pound chilies and salt thoroughly, add the coriander root, galangal, lemon grass, kaffir lime rind, balance of ingredients excluding the garlic, shallots and shrimp paste pound till mixed well.
  3. Add the garlic and shallots pound till mixed well then add the shrimp paste and pound to a smooth, fine mixture.


When you have mastered green curry paste you can create any of the Thai curriy pastes by changing a few ingredients.

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