2 Tbs. Dried red chili

1 Shallot

1 clove Garlic

1 slice Galangal ginger

1 Lemongrass

1 slice Kaffir lime rind

1 slice Coriander root

½ tsp. Coriander seeds

½ tsp. Cumin

1 tsp. Yellow curry powder

¼ tsp. Turmeric ginger (peeled & sliced)

¼ tsp. Salt

¼ tsp. Shrimp paste


Simple- combine all ingredients in mortar (follow by the teacher). Using pestle, pound until you have a fine paste.

Optional—you can use a food processor, but the mortar & pestle is preferred. The paste will last several months in a refrigerator (if stir-fried in oil first)


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