Monday, October 25, 2010

Masaman Curry Paste (Nam phrik kaeng massaman)

This curry paste can be used to make any type of Masaman curry dish.  


  • 3 large dried red chilies, seeded and soaked
  • 5 roasted shallots
  • 2 bulbs roasted garlic
  • 1 tsp roasted sliced galangal
  • 1 tbsp roasted sliced lemon grass
  • 1 tbsp ground roasted coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp ground roasted cumin
  • 2 ground roasted cloves
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp rock salt

  1. Pound dried chilies and salt thoroughly.
  2. Add galangal and lemon grass, and pound well.
  3. Add roasted garlic, roasted shallots, coriander seeds, cumin, pepper, cloves, Pound well after each addition to obtain a fine paste.

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