Fragrant Green Curry Paste

This curry paste is packed full of herbs and adds great flavour to any curry. When coriander and basil are in season I will make this paste and freeze into ice cube trays. This way I can pull out a couple of cubes and add to coconut milk for an instant fragrant curry.

Fragrant Thai Green Curry Paste


  • 6 spring onions
  • 4-6 medium green chillies,
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp peeled and finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp lemongrass
  • 2 good handfuls of fresh basil on stem
  • 3 good handfuls of coriander on stem
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin-olive oil
  • zest and juice of 4 limes


Put all ingredients in a food processor and whizz to a smooth green paste. Either use fresh that night as the base to your favourite curry or spoon into clean ice trays and freeze for a couple of hours. Once hardened pop cubes out and place in a ziplock bag and re-freeze until required.

This recipe is great with chicken thighs or monk fish.

Serve with basmati rice, fresh coriander and pistachio nuts.

Serves 4

Recipe from Jamie Oliver

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