Red Curry Paste

Preparation info
  • makes about

    450 ml

    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

This gets its name from making use of red chillies, but, surprisingly, is usually milder than the Green Curry Paste. Vegetarians can omit the shrimp paste and fish sauce. For instructions on freezing, see Green Curry Paste.


  • 3 tbsp roasted coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp roasted cumin seeds
  • 5–10 larg


Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor with 4 tablespoons water and blend until smooth.

Transfer to a saucepan and cook, stirring frequently, over a low heat for 4 minutes. Add 300 ml / ½ pint