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Yellow Curry Paste Homemade

Discover the allure of Thai cuisine with my Yellow Curry Paste Homemade recipe. Crafted with care, this aromatic delight seamlessly blends lemongrass, shallots, and an exquisite medley of spices, creating a curry that is both comforting and exotic. Let the vibrant colours and rich flavours of this Thai classic redefine your culinary adventures.

Total Time
25 min
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Ingredients for 1 Jar Servings

  • 2 stalks lemongrass, white part only, sliced
    4 shallots, peeled and chopped
    4 cloves garlic, peeled
    1 thumb-sized piece of galangal, peeled and sliced
    1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
    1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    1 teaspoon ground coriander
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon white pepper
    1 teaspoon shrimp paste (optional, for non-vegetarian version)
    3-4 small green chilies, sliced (adjust for desired spice level)
    Zest of 1 lime
    2 tablespoons coriander roots, chopped
    1 teaspoon salt

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    25 min

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    1. Prepare the Ingredients:
      Clean and prepare all the fresh ingredients as mentioned in the list.
    2. Blending:
      In a food processor or blender, combine lemongrass, shallots, garlic, galangal, ginger, ground turmeric, ground coriander, ground cumin, white pepper, shrimp paste (if using), green chilies, lime zest, coriander roots, and salt. Blend into a smooth paste.
    3. Adjust Consistency:
      If the paste is too thick, you can add a small amount of water, tablespoon by tablespoon, until you reach your desired consistency.
    4. Store:
      Transfer the yellow curry paste to a clean, airtight jar. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze it in smaller portions for longer storage.
    Pro Tips
    • Turmeric Tip: Use fresh turmeric for an extra burst of colour and flavour in your Yellow Curry.
    • Perfect Blend: Achieve a harmonious balance by finely grinding your spices to create a smooth and velvety curry base.
    • Vegetarian Variation: Experiment with a vegetarian version by adding a variety of colourful vegetables or tofu.



  • Serve Yellow Curry with steamed jasmine rice for an authentic Thai meal.
  • Pair it with your choice of protein: chicken, beef, or shrimp, for a delightful main course.
  • Use it as a flavorful sauce for noodles or rice bowls.

Total Amount:
This Yellow Curry recipe generously makes a Jar. Providing a delectable taste of Thai tradition. Perfect for cozy dinners or entertaining guests, let the golden hues and aromatic spices of this curry transform your dining experience.

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