Monday, October 25, 2010

Yellow Curry Paste (Nam Prik Kaeng Kari)

The recipe here combines fresh herbs like galangal and lemon grass with dried spices including coriander, cumin, and dried chilies. For best taste, pulverize in a mortar and pestle.

dried chilies, seeds removed, soaked in water
5 broiled shallots
10 broiled garlic cloves
1 tsp sliced galangal, fresh or dried galangal soaked to soften
1 tbsp lemon grass, fresh
1 tsp broiled ginger
1 tbsp roasted coriander seeds 
1 tsp roasted cumin seeds 
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp rock salt

  1. Pound or blend all ingredients until ground smooth.

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