Red Curry Paste
70 mins (prep 10, cooking 60)
11 ingredients
10 servings
I like to make my own curry paste. This way I know that the compliments I get for my curries are entirely up to myself. The good thing is that the paste keeps for a couple of weeks in the fridge and can be frozen. The paste makes wonderful presents too. I give them away together with coconut milk, some kaffir lime leaves (I have my own plant), and some ideas how to use it. I also tell them that they can wrap whatever they won't use in tin foil and freeze. The recipe comes from Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Bible, a wonderful book. You will find coriander with roots in Asian stores, but don't worry if you can't find the roots, Madhur Jaffrey writes that you can use a small handful of the leaves instead. However, your paste then won't be as red as when using the roots. This paste is enough for two dishes of pork, beef, chicken, prawns, squid, fish, crabs, lobster meat or hard-boiled eggs.

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  • 10 -12 hot dried red chilies (of the long cayenne variety)
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemongrass, that has been thinly sliced crossways
  • 3 slices ginger (thin slices, fresh or frozen)
  • 1 slice fresh kaffir lime rind (i've never used it)
  • 6 -8 coriander root, washed well and coarsely chopped
  • fresh ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon anchovy, from a can chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoons bright red paprika


Serving Size (5.6 g)
Servings 10
Amount per Serving
Calories 3.93 Calories from Fat 0.45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.05g 0.84%
Saturated Fat 0.02g 1.18%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.1mg 0.35%
Sodium 3.95mg 1.64%
Total Carbohydrate 0.69g 2.31%
Dietary Fiber 0.08 g 3.03%
Sugars 0.05 g %
Protein 0.21g 4.27%
Vitamin A 10.11IU% Vitamin C 0.68mg%
Calcium 5.93mg% Iron 0.04mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
hot, dried red chilies, fresh, fresh, ground white pepper, ground cumin, ground coriander, red paprika