A lot of people don’t realise how easy it is to make your own Thai curry paste. I understand it is easier to just grab a jar from the shops and a lot of pre-made curry pastes are good. However, most of them are not vegetarian friendly. The majority of curry pastes out there are made with either shrimp paste or fish sauce. I guess that’s how they are traditionally made.
The recipe for this green curry paste is actually very similar to my red curry paste that I made a while back. The only difference is the addition of the Thai basil leaves which gives the green curry a distinct flavour (and of course the use of green chillies in the place of red chillies).
This time I made a huge batch of curry that could feed 4 to 6 people but feel free to reduce the recipe by half if you’re only cooking for 2. I would recommend making the full batch of curry paste and then just using half and saving the rest for later (I used the whole thing because I made a big batch).