Thai green curry paste

Ingredients

  • 6-7 Green chillies , deseeded
  • 5-6 Shallots or 1/2 Onion
  • 1 tbsp Garlic , chopped
  • 1/2 inch Galangal or Ginger
  • 1 stick Lemon Grass ,lower portion only, chopped (or rind of 1 lemon)
  • 3 Lemon leaves
  • 1 cup Fresh Basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 15 Peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
Method
  1. Dry roast coriander seeds and cumin seeds for 2 minutes till aromatic but not browned.
  2. Grind all the ingredients of the curry paste along with roasted seeds in mortar and pestle  or a blender and grind to a fine paste using little water if required.
  3. This paste can be stored in a fridge for up to a week.
  4. Use to make Thai green curry . 
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