Homemade Vegan Thai Green Curry Paste

Vegan Thai Green Curry Paste Frozen Cubes

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste recipe using all fresh ingredients in few quick steps. A healthy alternative for Thai curry paste with no preservative or no additive.  Simply mix all the ingredients, blend and ready to use.  To reduce your work further, make a double or triple batch of this and freeze it. For your next dish where you want to use the same flavors, all you have to do is pop some cubes out of the freezer.

Vegan Thai Green Curry Paste Frozen Cubes

Use for Quick Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Cooking is not just for those who have a lot of pleasure time to spend in kitchen. Busy families also want to put healthy and fresh meals at the family dinner tables. You can make the Thai Green Curry paste over the weekend and freeze it. Then during the weekdays, you can use it for recipes like vegetarian Thai Green Curry Quinoa. Just saute the vegetables of your choice in Instant pot, add quinoa, frozen curry paste cubes and coconut milk. Let the IP (Instant Pot) cook while you set up the dinner table and your warm fresh healthy meal will be ready just-in-time.

If you try it once, you are never going to use the store bought Thai Green Curry Paste for your dishes.

Made-from-Scratch with No Preservatives or other Adulterants

 One of the key ingredients for any Thai green curry recipe is the Thai green curry paste. Most people would usually buy it from a store assuming it is complicated to make. More effluent and health conscious consumers will go for the high-end organic brands of green curry paste. However, you’ll be surprised to see how simple it is to make your own Thai Green Curry paste from scratch at home and then store it for extended use later.

Vegan Thai Green Curry Paste

Modify Recipe Based on Taste or Dietary Preference

Other big advantage of making Thai Green Curry paste at home is that you can modify the ingredients as you need. For example, I need my Thai curry paste to be vegetarian and especially do not like the smell or taste of fish oil. So, my recipe of that green curry paste is completely vegetarian and has no fish oil also. I used some of my favorite veggies such as lemon grass, green Thai chilies, shallots, garlic, galangal, cilantro and basil with coconut milk, Soy sauce and Lemon juice. Now if you don’t eat garlic, just don’t add it and substitute it for something else. To make it Gluten free and wheat free substitute soy sauce with Tamari.

Thai Green Curry Paste Ingredients:

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From Pantry

  • Coconut milk – 1/2 cup
  • Soy sauce – 2 tbs (for Gluten or Wheat Free version use Tamari instead)
  • Lemon Juice – 3 tbs or more depending on taste
  • Spices
    • Sugar – 2 tbs
    • Coriander powder – 1 tbs
    • Roasted cumin powder – 1 tbs
    • Black pepper powder – 1 tbs

Produce

  • Lemon Grass – 3 stalks chopped
  • Green Thai Chilies – 12 to 15 chilies depending on your spice level
  • Shallots – 3 medium size chopped
  • Garlic – 4 to 6 cloves based on taste
  • Galangal – 100 gms (three thumb size pieces; if you not able to find galangal then use ginger instead)
  • Cilantro – 3 cups chopped leaves and stems
  • Basil – 1 cup

Above quantity of ingredients will be enough to make curry paste for 3 – 4 batches for a family of four.

Thai Green Curry Paste Method: 

  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend till you get a fine paste and you are done.
  2. Really…. there are no more steps.
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If you feel like, you can taste the curry and personalize it according to your taste by adjusting the spices. Remember, this is not cooked, so it is going to taste little strong. Now you can use this curry past in your dish or you can store it for future use, like I do.

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Freeze these and then whenever you need Thai green curry flavors, simply pop a few cubes and use them.

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5 from 3 votes
Vegan Thai Green Curry Paste
Homemade Vegan Thai Green Curry Paste
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
 

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste recipe using all fresh ingredients in few quick steps. A healthy alternative for Thai curry paste with no preservative or no
additive
.  Simply mix all the ingredients, blend and ready to use.  To reduce your work further, make a double or triple batch of this and freeze it. For your next dish where you want to use the same flavors, all you have to do is pop some cubes out of the freezer.

Course: Condiments, Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: green curry paste, thai curry, Thai curry paste, Thai green Curry
Servings: 16 People
Calories: 42 kcal
Author: Rupali Agarwal
Ingredients
  • 60 gms Lemon Grass 3 stalks chopped
  • 5 oz Green Thai Chilies 3 stalks chopped
  • 4.5 oz Shallots 3 medium size chopped
  • 5 gms Garlic 4 to 6 cloves based on taste
  • 100 gms Galangal three thumb size pieces; if you not able to find galangal then use ginger instead
  • 10 gm Cilantro 3 cups chopped leaves and stems
  • 1 cup Basil 1 cup
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce for Gluten or Wheat Free version use Tamari instead
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice 3 tbs or more depending on taste
Spices
Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend till you get a fine paste and you are done.
  2. If you feel like, you can taste the curry and personalize it according to your taste by adjusting the spices. Remember, this is not cooked, so it is going to taste little strong. Now you can use this curry past in your dish or you can store it for future use, like I do.
  3. Freeze these and then whenever you need Thai green curry flavors, simply pop a few cubes and use them.
Recipe Notes

Above quantity of ingredients will be enough to make curry paste for 3 – 4 batches for a family of four. Most of the Thai curry pastes available in stores use fish sauce or shrimp paste as one of the ingredients. You are welcome to use it also, if you prefer. I have not used it to keep the dish vegetarian.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Vegan Thai Green Curry Paste
Amount Per Serving
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 136IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

12 thoughts on “Homemade Vegan Thai Green Curry Paste

    1. Vanitha, Thai green chilies are the small ones you get at Indian grocery store. If you don’t get those then you can use the other ones(longer ones) from the Indian store. If not then use Serrano peppers.

      Thank you
      Rupali

  1. 5 stars
    Made this for my fam and they loved it. So made it again and some extra. I have cubed paste ready to go when I need now. You will never buy store “green curry paste” again. There are so many ways to freshen up this curry each time you make it. Slit green chillies for example. Thanks for a great recipe , can’t wait to try the red one now.

  2. Hello Rupali,

    I would like to take this opportunity to mention that I have been trying many of your dishes these days and I feel that all of them are outstanding in taste and delicious.

    My family loves your Thai food recipes and it has become our all time favorite.

    Your Millet khichdi is so satisfying and nutritious and Dal baati is heavenly.

    All I want to say is that keep inspiring us with your wonderful delicacies and different cuisines. I am in awe after seeing your website and wish you lots of success and happiness in life

    Lots of love and hugs ?

    1. Thank you so many Kavya for trying recipes fried the blog!!! So happy that your Facebook loved the recipes and the blog too. Keep trying new recipes and letting me know your feedback.

      Happy Cooking
      Rupali

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