Green or Red Curry Paste

Preparation info
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Floyd on Oz

By Keith Floyd

Published 1991

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Of course, when I made this curry paste for Thai Chicken Curry, I sat up in my hotel room the night before, grinding it with a mortar and pestle, while the rest of the crew were out on the town. But what you could do is whack the whole lot through a spice grinder or coffee mill.


  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds or 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon<


If using whole spices, put the cumin and coriander seeds, nutmeg, peppercorns, dried galingale and lemon grass into an electric spice mill or coffee grinder and grind to a powder. Alternatively, grind them using a mortar and pestle. Put the ground spices into a processor or blender and add all the remaining ingredients. Whizz until a smooth paste is formed.

Keep the paste in a screw-top