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Green curry paste is stored in a glass container before being used in gluten-free Thai recipes.
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Thai Green Curry Paste Recipe

Easily make your own Thai Green Curry Paste at home using fresh ingredients that are easy to find!  Use as many or as few chili peppers as you'd like to control the spice level instead of settling for a hot store-bought brand.  Once it's prepared, you can stir it into your favorite coconut milk chicken curry or use it as a seasoning in other vegan and vegetarian recipes. 

Course Dinner, lunch, paste, sauce
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 40 kcal


  • ½ cup cilantro packed
  • 2-3 lemongrass 15 inches total
  • 2-5 chili peppers Thai, Serrano, or jalapeño
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger paste
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp. turmeric ground
  • ½ tsp. coriander ground
  • 1 tsp. lime juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. oil olive or avocado
  • 1-3 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar optional


  1. Coarsely chop the cilantro and lemongrass. Seed and finely chop the peppers.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of a small food processor or high speed blender.
  3. Pulse 5-10 times to incorporate the ingredients. Process for 1-2 minutes, or until a thick paste forms. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl every 15-20 seconds. Add additional water if needed.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe will make roughly 1/3 cup of green curry paste.  This is enough for one batch of a typical Thai green curry recipe.
  • Nutritional information is calculated for 1 tablespoon of curry paste and without added sugar.
Nutrition Facts
Thai Green Curry Paste Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 40 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.