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Upping our kitchen curry game with homemade yellow curry paste - throw all ingredients into a food processor and be an instant curry master! | thekiwicountrygirl.com
Homemade Yellow Curry Paste
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Easy to make, with normal ingredients - Homemade Yellow Curry Paste! Throw all ingredients into a food processor and be an instant curry master! It's ready in 15 minutes and is perfect for curry night! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: 15 minutes, curry paste, yellow curry
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 77 kcal
  • 1 onion (cut in quarters)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 2" piece ginger (sliced)
  • 1 TBSP ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground tumeric
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP lemongrass paste
  • 1/4 c fresh coriander
  • 1/2 tsp-1 TBSP crushed fresh chilli*
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or strong blender

  2. Blitz together until desired consistency is reached (once the onion and ginger are all blitzed up it's usually done)

  3. Use this in any recipe that calls for yellow curry paste. I use 1/3 cup for the 2 of us so 1 batch lasts 3 meals. 

  4. Store in the fridge for several weeks or freeze

Recipe Notes

*We like our curries extremely mild so I only use 1/2 tsp of the fresh crushed chillis that you can buy in a jar next to the crushed garlic and ginger at the supermarket. Use more chilli depending on how hot you like it and remember that this quantity of curry paste will be split into 3 (cooking for 2 people). 

1 tsp of fresh crushed chillies is equivalent to about 1 whole chilli, so you could also use fresh chilli.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Yellow Curry Paste
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 1557mg68%
Potassium 170mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.