Green Curry Paste

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 cup

    • Difficulty


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

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

  • About

It’s hard to describe in words the difference between using homemade curry paste versus using canned paste. There’s a kind of naturalness to it, an elegance that paste from a can just can’t give you. If I were to tell you that you had to pound these ingredients together in a mortar and pestle for 20 minutes, Thai old-style, I might say it’s worth it. Lemongrass and galangal are extremely fibrous (galangal, a rhizome like ginger, is practically like wood), and it takes some serious pounding.