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Nam Prik Gaeng Ped – Red Curry Paste Recipe

Nam Prik Gaeng Ped - Red Curry Paste Recipe

Nam Prik Gaeng Ped – Red Curry Paste Recipe

Ingredients :

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 5 dried red chilies, slit lengthwise, deseeded and soaked in hot water for 15 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons sliced shallots
  • 8 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2-3 thin slices galangal
  • 2 tablespoons sliced lemongrass (inside of thickest part of stem only)
  • 2 teaspoons grated kaffir lime rind
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander root
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste

Method :

Dry-fry the coriander and cumin seeds in a wok or frying pan over low heat for about 5 minutes, then grind to a powder in a blender or mortar and pestle. Add the remaining ingredients, except the shrimp paste, and grind well. Add the shrimp paste and grind again to obtain about 3/4 cup (180 ml) of fine-textured curry paste.

Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 5 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 Pow – Prawn Chili Paste Recipe”