Red Curry Paste

Red curry paste ingredients

Khrung Gairng Kra Tii

Storage 2 months Cooks in 30 minutes Difficulty EASY


  • 20 dried red chillies
  • 3 chopped lemongrass stalks
  • 2 chopped shallots
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 thumb length piece of turmeric chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  1. Smash the dried chillies and salt in a pestle and mortar.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and smash together for around 30 minutes or until a nice thick paste is formed.

Alternatively you can blend the ingredients together but the curry paste tastes much better if smashed by hand in a pestle and mortar.

To Store

Store in the fridge for up to two months.

The finished red curry paste
The finished red curry paste

Red curry paste is a core ingredient for Thai Red Curry. Hope you enjoy my Khrung Gairng Kra Tii. Khop Khun Ka from Apple 🍎 Riverside Thai Cooking in Khao Lak.