Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Masaman Curry Paste

Helloo everyone… this is my first attempt to cook THAI (and to taste as well) m sooooooooooo happy that I got all the ingredients required.. lemon grass, galangal coconut milk .. so all in all a good start.. now lets hope the dish come out good as well… I cooked the curry paste a day before & cooked the curry next day so posting the recipe for the paste ad of now…..

This quantity will serve 2-3 people…



Dried Red Chilies: 5
Lemon Rind*: 1 Lemon
Onion Chopped: 1 Medium
Garlic Cloves: 6-7
Galangal**: 2 Tsp Chopped
Cumin Seeds: 1 Tbsp
Fennel Seeds: 1 Tsp
Cinnamon Stick: 1 Inch
Big Cardamom Seeds: 2
Cloves: 2-3
Black Pepper: 4-5
Coriander Seeds: 1 Tbsp
Grated Nutmeg: a generous pinch
Water: 2-3 Tbsp


  • Have a look at the  ingredients required in the picture below .


  • Dry roast all the ingredients in a pan for 4-5 mins till fragrant.


  • Let it cool, then grind to coarse paste using water.


  • Paste is ready to be used, it can be used as & when required and can be stored in fridge for a week.

* Grate the upper yellow layer of lemon very lightly taking care that you don’t grate the white portion(its very bitter) just under the yellow skin.

** If Galangal is not available it can be substituted with the normal ginger that we use.


  1. Lovely. I so enjoy Thai food.

  2. Thank u so much guyzzzzz...... :)

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