Cambodian Yellow Curry Paste

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    ¼ cup

    • Difficulty


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From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

  • About


  • 4 to 5 dried dried red chiles
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon


Put the chiles in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Let soak for 1 hour. Drain. Remove and discard the stems and seeds.

In a dry, hot skillet, toast the coriander and cumin seeds until aromatic and beginning to change color. Transfer to a mortar and grind with the pestle. Be sure to cup your hand over the mortar so the seeds don’t fly out.

In small batches, add the lemong