This Red Curry Paste is homemade, super easy to make and perfect for all curries and stews. All you need is tomato paste, garlic, onions, red chilis, and a spice mix. The best bonus of this naturally vegan recipe is that you can also make it without a mortar, blender, or food processor. It makes this the perfect everyday condiment that will become a family staple.
A good curry paste is essential for many amazing dishes: curries (obviously), stews, soups, or stir fries.
One of the question that you guys asked me a lot was where to find red curry paste? I always said it will be available in your local store or can be found online. Yet, some shops don’t seem to offer it and as a red curry paste substitute, I suggested the use of curry powder – but the taste and texture will be different.
But today the wait for a better solution is over. This is the only Thai red curry paste recipe you will need for any curry or other dish with a curry paste. It is on hand and easily made at home.
No more searching for shops or online purchases. With this I bring you an easy recipe that is ready in minutes, made with only simple ingredients.
If you’re looking for amazing flavors and a condiment that you can count on, make this best red curry paste. You will add this to any dish for which flavor is needed, a keeper for everything and any day.
Red curry paste ingredients
This is what you need. Yes, it is that easy!
- Tomato paste
- Minced garlic
- Red chilis
- Spice mix (cumin, chili powder, ground coriander, ginger)
Only 5 simple ingredients are required, not counting salt and pepper.
How to make red curry paste
Combine tomato paste, garlic, onions, chilis, and spices in a blender or food processor.
Blend and process until smooth and well combined to a paste.
So simple and it makes such an amazing condiment for dinner, lunch, or meal prep to have on hand. It makes any curry better and more delicious for real.
Pro tip: blender-free version
I know some of you guys don’t have a blender or food processor. Good news: that is no problem for this recipe.
You can also very easily make this curry paste in a single bowl by just mixing everything together. Use a whisking wire for this.
Just make sure that you really finely chop the garlic, onions, chilis, and ginger from the spice mix.
If you like to make a bigger batch, just double or triple the amount of ingredients.
This is something I’m doing regularly now, making a larger portion in advance.
Also you can store the red curry paste in an airtight container with a lid on top for around 30 days in the fridge.
Try this Red Curry Paste and make curries, stews, soups and more.
- 1 cup tomato paste
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup onions, diced
- 4 red chilis, seeded
- spice mix (I used 1 Tbs cumin, 2 tsp chili powder, 3 tsp ground coriander, 3 tsp fresh ginger chopped or a 1 inch knob)
- salt, pepper to taste
- Combine tomato paste, garlic, onions, chilis, and spices in a blender or food processor.
- Blend and process until smooth and well combined to a paste.
You can also very easily make this curry paste in a single bowl by just mixing everything together. Use a whisking wire for this. Just make sure that you really finely chop the garlic, onions, chilis, and ginger from the spice mix.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 1.2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 88.4mgCarbohydrates: 40.8gFiber: 7.8gSugar: 23.6gProtein: 8.4g