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As featured in the Sept/Oct. issue of "LaCucina Italiana" issue on Page 18 for making olive tapenade, this versatile mortar and pestle is also perfect for making our Homemade Red Curry Paste using our easy Kit (see recipe below).

{approximately: 9" diameter, 5 3/4" bowl, 6" height; 9" pestle (about 2lbs); approx. 5-6 cups capacity; 22lb shipping wt.}
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Thai Curry Paste KitThai Curry Paste Kit
Thai curry

Grind up the ingredients in this kit in our Granite Mortar & Pestle to make Homemade Thai Curry Paste for an authentic Thai taste.

Simple Homemade Red Curry Paste

  • 25-30 dried hot red chile peppers (up to 70 if you really like it hot, hot)
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled (garlic not included in kit)
  • 2-3 stalks of fresh lemon grass
  • 2 1/2-3 Tblsp. shrimp paste, Klong Kone brand
  • 1/8 tsp. dried tumeric (for color)

In the mortar and pestle or small electric blender container, grind together the dried chiles and salt. Allow at least 20 minutes by hand, or a couple of minutes in a blender. Note that the mortar and pestle will give superior results. It should be smooth with just a hint of chile pieces.

Add the garlic cloves and pound until smooth. Cut off the very root end of the lemon grass. Remove outer leaves and discard. Cut the lemon grass crosswise into 1/8-inch pieces with a very sharp knife. Add to the ground chiles, along with the tumeric. Grind again until smooth. Your arm will tire, so take a break.Last of all, add the shrimp paste and blend together, mashing it into the chiles gently if you are using the mortar and pestle.

Preparing the Curry Dish:

Add this curry paste to one can of Chao Koh coconut milk in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Add tofu, chicken or pork cut into bite-sized pieces. Add peeled winter squash also cut into bite-sized pieces(butternut is great) if desired. Add fish sauce to taste. Garnish if desired with cilantro, basil or even parsley. This curry paste can be prepared in advance and frozen in a tightly closed container for up to one year.

Also see this Thai Red Curry Recipe


Fresh kaffir lime leaf, lemon grass and Thai chili peppers:
East Coast residents (NY,PA,CT,NJ,MA,DE,RI,VT,NH,ME,OH,WV,VA,NC & SC) receive their shipments within 2 business days of shipment date, via inexpensive UPS Ground. This makes it possible for us to ship fresh spices quickly and inexpensively to you!

Please see our fresh ingredients page for more details.