Thursday, 3 January 2013

Gluten Free Thai Green Curry Paste

gluten free thai green curry paste
Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste
Here's an old favourite that we only just got around to documenting; Thai Green Curry Paste with the Curry recipe to follow.

This paste does require quite a few ingredients but the resulting flavours are amazing. We make up a big batch and freeze in individual portions, it doesn't take long to do.

This recipe will make 8 portions of Thai Green Curry Paste, so that's 8 meals for 2 to 4 people each time.


4 Medium Heat Chillies
3 Lemongrass Stems
4cm Square of Fresh Ginger
6 Large Garlic Cloves
4 Shallots
4 Kaffir Lime Leaves
1 Teaspoon Shrimp Paste
1 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Large Bunch of Fresh Coriander
1 Bunch Fresh Basil
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Zest and Juice of 2 Limes

The beauty of making this from scratch is the freshness, plus you know for sure that you're getting a Thai Green Curry Paste that is totally gluten free. You'll need a mixer of some description to make it, our mini Kenwood chopper in the above photo works great as you can see.


fresh basil and coriander
Basil and Coriander
  • Check the basil and coriander for any wilted leaves or nasties
garlic and lemongrass
Garlic and Lemongrass
  • Peel the garlic and slice the ends off of the lemongrass
  • Peel off the outer layer of the lemongrass, cut the remaining into smaller pieces
fresh herbs garlic and lemongrass
Fresh Herbs, Garlic and Lemongrass
green chillies
Medium Heat Chillies
  • Cut the top off the chillies and deseed if preferred (leaving the seeds in will make the curry paste hotter)
thai green curry ingredients
We Deseeded
  • Peel the ginger and cut into smaller pieces
fresh ginger
Fresh Ginger
  • Peel the shallots and cut in half
  • Put all prepped ingredients into a mixer and add the shrimp paste, olive oil, ground coriander, cumin, paprika and lime leaves
kaffir lime leaves
Big Source of Authentic Flavour
  • Grate the lime zest directly into the mixer
  • Cut in half and juice, put the juice in the mixer
  • Mix together until it becomes a smooth paste
  • Transfer the Thai green curry paste into a container
thai green curry paste
Some Of The Remaining Paste
  • Divide into 8 portions
  • Scoop into food bags to freeze
portions of thai green curry paste
8 Portions of Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste
Just pop them into the freezer and use straight from the bag when you need them, you don't need to defrost.

We didn't actually have any ground coriander so we used coriander seeds and ground them ourselves, well, my Glutenite did and a great job he did too.

coriander seeds
Coriander Seeds
ground coriander seeds
Good At Grinding
So that's how to make a delicious gluten free Thai Green Curry Paste from scratch.There's not much prep needed and the mixer does all the hard work so it's definitely worth taking a little time to make. 

My really quick and easy Thai Green Curry Recipe to follow tomorrow :)


  1. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I am wondering what is the brand of the shrimp paste that you use?

  2. Hi Cathy,

    The shrimp paste brand is Thai Boy Foods.

    Hope that helps.


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