Red Curry Paste (Nam Prik Gang Pet Dang)

Course : Curry
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

10 medium dried red chiles -- soaked and chopped
1 large red onion -- chopped
3 cloves garlic -- crushed
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon shrimp paste -- (kapi)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground lemon grass or
1 stalk fresh lemon grass
1 teaspoon ground galangal -- (kha) or
1 piece dried galangal -- (kha)
 

Preparation / Directions:

Yield: 1/2 Cup In a blender, grind all of the ingredients into a paste. When using dried galangal and fresh lemon grass, add both ingredients directly when cooking the curry. When using dried galangal soak it in 4 tbsp. of hot water with galangal add the soaking water and galangal to give the curry a strong flavor. From Delightful Thai Cooking By Eng Tie Ang


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