It's actually not that difficult to make your own Thai curry from scratch. This green curry paste recipe is pretty straightforward, and as authentic as you can get. The amount of spiciness can be adjusted according to your taste (my family likes it VERY spicy!).
The curry paste freezes well. So you can make a batch of it, freeze them, and just take some from the freezer whenever you feel like cooking it.
- 4-6 green Thai (bird) chillies
- 5 shallots
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 inch fresh galangal
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- 2 tbsp chopped lemongrass
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
Put all the spice paste ingredients in a mortar and pound with pestle until everything is smooth and ground thoroughly (alternatively, you can also use food processor).