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Nam Prik Gaeng Mussaman – Mussaman Curry Paste Recipe

Nam Prik Gaeng Mussaman - Mussaman Curry Paste Recipe

Nam Prik Gaeng Mussaman – Mussaman Curry Paste Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 3 tablespoons sliced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sliced galangal
  • 1 heaped tablespoon sliced lemongrass (inside of thickest part of stem only)
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 3 dried chilies, sliced open, deseeded and soaked in hot water for 15 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste

Method :

Dry-fry the shallots, garlic, galangal. lemongrass, cloves, coriander and cumin seeds in a wok over low heat for about 5 minutes, then grind to a powder in a mortar and pestle or blender. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the shrimp paste, and grind to mix well. Combine the ground mixture and shrimp paste and grind again to obtain 1/2 cup of fine-textured curry paste.

Preparation time : 5 mins
Cooking time : 15 mins

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Source :
Authentic Recipes from Thailand
by Sven Krauss, Laurent Ganguillet and Vira Sanguanwong
photo by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
introduction by William Warren

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See also Thailand Cooking “Nam Prik Gaeng Kheow Wan – Green Curry Paste Recipe”