I could not do Thai month on Headbanger’s Kitchen without doing a Keto Thai curry. And we all know that every great curry, starts with a great curry paste. Although if I am being honest, I’ve made an awesome yellow curry with fish and a vegan green curry previously on the show. In both episodes I used a store bought product. I mean let’s be honest, store bought is generally cheap, convenient and tastes pretty good. But once you make your own from scratch and taste the difference. There is a good chance you aren’t going back to store bought curry paste.
Beware the chillies!
If you saw the video then you know what I’m talking about. I don’t know what I was thinking. However in hindsight it’s a lesson learned and I got a couple of tips for getting the most out of this paste. It’s a fairly hot paste but how hot depends how much you use in a dish. So for example in a coconut curry if you have less paste and more coconut milk it’s not going to be very hot. What I would suggest for a milder paste is to remove all the seeds and the membrane as well from the chillies. The dry ones are where the heat is really at. The fresh ones were much milder.
Also don’t waste time with the mortar and pestle unless you have the time, energy and a very good mortar and pestle. I think otherwise just put it all in the food processor/grinder and use that because it’s much more convenient. But hey making it in the mortar and pestle might be a good way to get a workout in at the same time.
Nutrition Info (Per serving)
Net Carbs: 3g
This recipe makes 6 servings. My final curry paste weighed about 120 grams. So 1 serving = 20 grams. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.
Sahil is the master chef behind Headbanger's Kitchen. He hates writing up recipes because he's a man of few (written) words, but when he's on camera, he's all about the jibber jabber. Somebody stop him.
HarbinderJanuary 8, 2023 at 12:15 pm
Rub your hands with oil (heavier the oil the better) before you start to handle chillies without gloves and continue rubbing oil on your hand throughout the process if you are handling a lot of chillies.
Sahil MakhijaJanuary 9, 2023 at 4:30 am
thanks for the awesome tip!