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Easy Thai Yellow Curry Paste

This Easy Thai Yellow Curry Paste can be made with most items in your pantry and with a few fresh ingredients like lemongrass, ginger and shallots is made in 15 minutes for that homemade curry dinner. Adapted from Sujet Saenkham's Spice I Am
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Pantry, Sauce
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: easy curry paste recipe, homemade curry paste, thai yellow curry
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 40 small dried red chiles
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • 3 shallots
  • 6 inch piece of fresh ginger peeled
  • 1 1/2 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 cup water


  • Soften the chiles in a bowl with hot water for 3 minutes. Trim the root end and tough outer leaves off the lemongrass stalk. Use only the white part and a little of the green. Cut in half.
  • In a food processor add the drained chiles, salt, garlic, lemongrass, shallots, ginger, shrimp paste, curry powder, spices and water. Purée until a smooth paste.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days or freeze in cubes and store in a plastic bag for up to 2 months.


Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 2.6mg | Sodium: 173.3mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 1.9g