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Aromatic Curry Paste

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Servings 2 cups
Calories 8 kcal
Net Carbs 1.4 g
A curry paste originally intended for use in Malaysian curries has been adapted for use in a variety of different low carb Indian, Thai, and other South Asian dishes, and as marinade for grilled meats such as peri peri chicken.


  • Knife and Cutting Board
  • Food Processor


  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large bell pepper
  • 5-6 whole Thai chili pepper red or green
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium carrot (1" thick, 5-6" long)
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • ½ cup parsley
  • 2 large lemongrass stalks finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons ginger root
  • tablespoon turmeric root or ½ tablespoon turmeric powder


  • Clean and peel all of the ingredients as necessary. Break larger ingredients down into manageable pieces and add everything to the food processor.
  • Run on high until all of the ingredients have broken down into a chunky paste.
  • The curry paste is now ready to use as abase or starter for a variety of different curries, sauces, and marinades.
  • Store sealed in the fridge for several weeks, or in the freezer for several months until ready to use.


This curry paste is best used as a starter for Southeast Asian curries such as beef rendang, Thai coconut meatballs, and khao soi. Also works very well as a marinade for chicken such as my peri peri chicken.
The heat of this curry paste can be controlled by the amount and type of hot pepper used.
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Serving: 20gCalories: 8kcalCarbohydrates: 1.8gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.7gVitamin A: 511IUVitamin C: 13mgSugar Alcohols: 0.02gNet Carbs: 1.4g
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Keywords: Curry Paste